US Coast Guard Offloads Drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) crew offloaded more than 11,300 pounds of cocaine and more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana worth more than $223 million Thursday in San Diego. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered during eight interdictions of suspected drug smuggling…

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3rd Fleet Hosts RIMPAC Final Planning Conference

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the final planning conference (FPC) for Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2022 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 21-24. Approximately 1,000 personnel from 27 nations scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 attended the FPC to conduct a review of the overall exercise plan and prepare to execute the world’s premier maritime exercise. Strong international…

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Readout of Secretary of Defense’s Meeting With Canadian Minister of National Defence

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and his Canadian counterpart, Minister of National Defence, met in Brussels on March 17, 2022, to discuss their shared commitment to the strength of the NATO alliance and their unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine. Both leaders reaffirmed the close defense relationship…

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Cindy Cui “My time as a cadet has changed my life”

Confidence sets us up for lifelong success. It is one of the key factors to helping children navigate through adulthood. Hence, for any child, it is very important to ensure that they are groomed to have a positive self-image, competent and super confident abilities. Today, as always, we proudly raise our glasses to celebrate the Navy League of Canada for…

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Seaspan Launches Immersive Visualization Platform

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has launched its new HoloShip facility, an immersive visualization system that enables Seaspan and the Canadian marine industry community to access a virtual reality environment to develop, integrate, test and demonstrate new digital twin capabilities and transform how ships are built, constructed, and maintained. Modern shipbuilding and through-life support are rapidly evolving with integrated use of digital…

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Korean War Veteran Remembers the “Forgotten War”

By Peter Mallett More than 66 years have passed since the deployment of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) warships to Korea, but retired Chief Warrant Officer Tom Larkin has vivid memories of his days aboard HMCS Sioux. The V-class destroyer was one of three Canadian warships first deployed to Korea to begin the bombardment of Communist positions along the coastline. The…

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Exercise Obangame Express 2022 Set to Begin

Obangame Express (OE22), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, will kick off its 11th year with 32 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 11, 2022. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE22 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of…

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FMF Cape Scott Helps Ready HMCS Montreal for Deployment

By Joanie Veitch When HMCS Montreal left Halifax on January 19, 2022, the effort to get the ship “over the horizon” was the culmination of a huge amount of planning and preparation. This involved not just the ship’s company, but a large number of fleet maintenance personnel behind the scenes – production workers and engineers working countless hours to ensure…

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RCN Studies Enrollment and Examine Sailor Workload

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is short roughly 1,000 personnel and leadership is fully aware that our sailors often feel the impacts. This can lead to challenges such as burnout from maintaining a high operational tempo, training delays and lack of consistency in work-life balance. To address these problems, in 2021 the RCN created Project Navy Generation (PNG), an initiative…

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