NATO Announces Exercise Breeze 2019 a Week Late After Prodding

July 19, 2019 – After inquiring of Exercise Breeze 2019 July 18th, with their usual no response, NATO released this today one week after event began. Over 2,000 forces and 27 ships are taking part in exercise Breeze 2019 in the Black Sea. The Bulgarian-led maritime exercise, which began on 12 July, involves forces from 12 NATO Allies – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. The exercise aims to enhance interoperability among participating units and strengthen NATO’s readiness in the…

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Irving Tries to Repair Their Tarnished Media Profile

June 4, 2019 – Irving Shipbuilding is committed to maximizing Canadian content and benefit through our construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Our AOPS contract requires us to achieve at least 50% of Canadian Content Value (CCV) in direct work, recognizing that in some instances, we must procure material for the ships internationally. Today, approximately 70% of the work on AOPS is direct Canadian content. This is work that a Canadian supplier does with us directly related to the AOPS program. Any work performed…

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Long Time MARPAC PAO Gerry Pash a Citizenship Judge

Gerry Pash, a well known figure in Victoria news circles for almost 50 years and vehemently denied accepting any patronage awards, is now a Citizenship Judge. Appointed Citizenship Judge for British Columbia in June 2012, he had a 27-year career in radio broadcasting, following which he worked for the Department of National Defence for 22 years as a public affairs officer at the Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, in Victoria, B.C. In his civilian occupations and as a Canadian Forces reservist, he has received several awards in recognition of his commitment…

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MARPAC Public Affairs Sends to News to USA But Not Maple Leaf Navy Magazine

Reprinted from Peninsula Daily News Canadian Navy to use Bentinck Island range ESQUIMALT, B.C. — The land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use Monday through Friday, March 23, the Royal Canadian Navy announced. The range will be in use from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily during that time. Bentinck Island is located near Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is used as a terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces. Local residents will likely be unaware of the activities except on…

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