HMCS Winnipeg Crewmember Lost at Sea

December 15, 2020 – A sailor went missing on Monday, December 14, 2020, while deployed on HMCS Winnipeg. Missing is Master Sailor Duane Earle, a Boatswain, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The details are still being determined, but it is believed he accidently fell overboard very early on Dec. 14, while the ship was approximately 500 nautical miles west of San Francisco,…

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Transferring ESSMs in the time of COVID-19

November 25, 2020 – The morning of August 31, 2020, was a hot one in the Hawaiian sun. The Combat Systems Engineering (CSE) Officer of HMCS Winnipeg stood on the flight deck, ready to give a safety brief. Another successful Exercise RIM of the PACIFIC (RIMPAC) had just wrapped, and Winnipeg’s CSE department figured significantly in the many gunnery exercises…

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HMCS Winnipeg’s eye in the sky

November 17, 2020 – Four short pips come over the ship’s public address system, then “Flying stations!” HMCS Winnipeg’s CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is on the flight deck as the flight crew prepares to take off. It’s just another day for the air detachment, charged with ensuring Winnipeg’s Cyclone is ready for the task at hand. Winnipeg’s Cyclone goes by…

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USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Gunnery Exercise with HMCS Winnipeg

November 5, 2020 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) conducted a live-fire gunnery exercise with the Halifax class frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) off the coast of Japan, Nov. 5, 2020. The evolution was part of a bilateral exercise to increase warfighting readiness and interoperability between United States Navy and Royal Canadian Navy forces. “This…

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Exercise Keen Sword 21 Enhances Alliances

November 5, 2020 – Units attached to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) and the Japan Self-Defense Force completed exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Nov. 5, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding waters. The joint-bilateral field training exercise (FTX), including forces from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps, enhanced Japan-U.S. combat readiness and interoperability.…

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Winnipeg Refuels from USNS Tippecanoe

October 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command Far East’s Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) routinely conducts replenishments at sea (RAS) for both U.S. ships and those from partner and ally nations – almost on a daily business. “USNS Tippecanoe’s officers and crew have shown fortitude, skill and dedication while providing much needed food, fuel, supplies…

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China warns Canada over its provocative actions in the South China Sea, Taiwan Straits

October 29, 2020 (propaganda) – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has always been able to resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and frustrate separatist forces seeking “Taiwan independence” in any form, said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian. He made the remarks when asked to comment on Canada’s recent actions related to the South China Sea and the…

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US, Japan & Canada in Exercise Keen Sword 21

October 25, 2020 – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces and units from the Japan Self-Defense Force began exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Oct. 26, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters. Keen Sword 21 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command-scheduled, and U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored field training exercise (FTX).…

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Winnipeg Undertaking Two Brief Sanction Patrols

October 6, 2020 – HMCS Winnipeg has transitioned from Operation PROJECTION to Operation NEON, Canada’s contribution to a virtue-signaling brief participation in a coordinated multinational effort to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions imposed against North Korea. While HMCS Winnipeg and its embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter is deployed on Op NEON in the East China Sea…

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HMCS Winnipeg Refuels from USNS Henry J Kaiser

 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 17, 2020) Members of Royal Canadian Navy ship HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) participate in a replenishment-at-sea with U.S. Navy fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Ten nations, 22 ships, one submarine, and more than 5,300 personnel are participating in…

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