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					         V OLUME 44, I SSUE 3 • M ONDAY, F EBRUARY 22, 2010




                                                                                                                                                                                          CPL CHELSEY HUTSON,CFSU(O) PHOTO SERVICES
                                                                                             A sculpted ship




                                                                                                                            An illuminated ice sculpture of HMCS
                                                                                                                            Sackville is part of Winterlude 2010 in
                                                                                                                      Ottawa. The sculpture is the result of a part-
                                                                                                                         nership between Veterans Affairs Canada
                                                                                                                            and the National Capital Commission.




            Honour      Over the top DND                                                                              On the march
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Stamp launch honours William Hall, VC




                                                                                                                                                              PTE KRISTEN MCCORD, FORMATION IMAGING HALIFAX
                                        Society of Nova Scotia and MAR-                                                                                                                                       Canadian, William Hall will contin-
                                        LANT presented the launch which                                                                                                                                       ue to be an enduring role model for
                                        took place on February 2, 2010, cel-                                                                                                                                  today’s youth and future generations
                                        ebrating both Black History Month                                                                                                                                     of African Canadians.”
                                        and the Canadian Naval Centennial.                                                                                                                                      Several relatives of William Hall
                                           “Today we honour a distinguished                                                                                                                                   were present at the event, including
                                        Canadian, a proud African Nova                                                                                                                                        MCpl Phillip Safire, his only living
                                        Scotian and a true Naval hero.                                                                                                                                        military relative. MCpl Safire, an
                                        William Hall, Victoria Cross,” stated                                                                                                                                 Intelligence Operator from LFAA, is
                                        RAdm Paul Maddison, Commander                                                                                                                                         currently participating in OP PODI-
                                        JTFA and MARLANT.                                                                                                                                                     UM, the CF’s contribution to the 2010
                                           “We salute the triumph of William                                                                                                                                  Olympics in BC.
By Virginia Beaton                      Hall’s selfless act of gallantry in                                                                                                                                     Dignitaries at the event includ-
Trident staff                           India in 1857.”                                                                                                                                                       ed BGen Anthony Stack, Comman-
                                           Born in Horton Bluff, Nova Scotia                                                                                                                                  der LFAA; Commodore Mark Nor-

A     s the Honourable Mayann
      Francis, Lieutenant Governor
of Nova Scotia entered the Black
                                        in 1829, Hall was the son of Ameri-
                                        can slaves who were set free by the
                                        Royal Navy during the War of 1812.
                                                                                  Dr. Robert Waite, RAdm Paul Maddison, the Honourable Maryann E.
                                                                                  Francis and Dr. Leslie Oliver unveil the new William Hall stamp at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              man, Commander Canadian Fleet
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Atlantic, and many serving and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              retired members of the Canadian
Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia,        He received his Victoria Cross in         Black Cultural Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.                                                                              Navy.
centre director Dr. Henry Bishop        acknowledgement of his service with                                                                                                                                     The launch featured the Graham
led the procession while playing his    a naval gun crew from HMS Shannon         In 1876 he retired from the RN as      “Every year Canada Post issues                                                       Creighton Junior High School
African drum.                           at Lucknow, India during the Indian     a Petty Officer Quartermaster and      a number of stamps to celebrate                                                        Choir, performing Lift Every Voice,
  The occasion was the launch of a      War of Independence. Most of the        returned to Nova Scotia, where he      our country, our history and our                                                       also known as the Black National
new Canada Post stamp honouring         gunnery crew were killed but under      died in 1904 but as RAdm Maddi-        heroes,” stated Dr. Robert Waite,                                                      Anthem; the Stadacona Band of
William Hall, the Nova Scotia native    heavy fire, LS Hall and his gunnery     son observed, “He died here with-      chairman of the Canada Post Stamp                                                      Canadian Forces Atlantic; Naval
who in 1857 became the first Black      officer, Lt Thomas Young, advanced,     out ever being properly celebrated     Advisory Committee.                                                                    League Cadet Corps William Hall
person, the first Canadian sailor and   firing and dragging their 24-pound      by his country and his province.”        “The stamp we are unveiling today                                                    VC; Royal Canadian Army Cadet
the first Nova Scotian to be awarded    cannon to within 18 metres of the       RAdm Maddison stated that it was       celebrates the accomplishments of                                                      Corps 117 East Preston; William
the Victoria Cross, the British         Shah Najaf mosque. Almost single-       not until 1937 that a William Hall     an influential Black hero who helped                                                   Hall VC, Royal Canadian Legion
Empire’s highest award for valour.      handedly, Hall bombarded the wall       memorial was built in Hantsport,       seal his indelible place in Canadian                                                   Branch 57 and members of the 78th
  Canada Post, the Black Cultural       until it was breached.                  near his hometown.                     history. As a pioneering African                                                       Highland Regiment.




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HMCS Halifax raising hope in Haiti
By SLt Joshua Fudge                filling point and to facilitate a




                                                                                                                                                                               PO2 ANDY COTTERHILL, HMCS HALIFAX
HMCS Halifax                       gravity-fed filling system.
                                      The base for the water

W     hile deployed on OP
      HESTIA, the Canadian
Forces (CF) humanitarian
                                   bladder was erected by filling
                                   a large wooden enclosure
                                   with rubble from the col-
assistance effort in Haiti, one    lapsed buildings that sur-
of the first sites identified as   rounded the camp and wheel-
a potential humanitarian aid       barrows full of soil from the
recipient by our XO, LCdr          holes that were dug for
John Wilson, through con-          latrines. The conditions for
versations with UN and Non-        digging were not ideal; the
Government Organization            ground in that area was rock-
(NGO) officials was the École      laden and hardened by the
Wolfe Displaced Persons            40-degree heat. Consequent-
Camp in Jacmel. Halifax’s          ly, the latrine holes required a
Commanding Officer, Cdr            significant amount of dig-
Josée Kurtz, promptly dis-         ging in challenging condi-
patched a reconnaissance           tions. In collaboration with
group to the camp to evaluate      personnel from the CF’s Dis-
how Halifax could assist.          aster Assistance Response
   When Humanitarian Assis-        Team (DART), this truly joint
tance Teams (HATs) first           effort was accomplished in
arrived at the camp, the living    less than four days.                A work party from HMCS Halifax picks up soil for a water bladder building.
conditions were worse than            The continued Canadian
expected for the 200-plus          presence at the camp brought
homeless people who were           hope to its residents. The camp
huddled into small groups          now has a permanent source
under cloth tents, covering an     of clean drinking water,
area about half the size of a      latrines to improve the sanita-
hockey rink. Lt(N) Andrew          tion conditions, and construc-
Tunstall, part of the initial      tion for showers is underway.
reconnaissance of the camp,        The delivery of these essential
recalled that the displaced        life sustaining amenities was
people at that particular site     not the only product of Hal-
were living without the most       ifax and DART’s work at the
basic of human necessities.        École Wolfe Displaced Per-
“There was little water other      sons camp. After witnessing
than irregular deliveries from     the HATs’ construction meth-
a company in town. The camp        ods and through conversations
residents, however, never ful-     in French with Halifax repre-
ly trusted the water that was      sentatives, slowly the resi-
being delivered. Sanitation        dents became empowered to
was an enormous concern as         take part in the construction
there were no latrine facilities   efforts and took critical steps
and the residents were using       towards self-sustainment. The
plastic bags and then dispos-      children are noticeably happi-
ing of them in a half destroyed    er, playing marbles in the          A banner from HMCS Halifax hangs at a construction site.
building.” Halifax HAT per-        dirt and taking turns flying
sonnel knew that without           homemade kites; their grow-
basic sanitation and clean         ing smiles tell the story of the
water, the risk of disease in      camp’s transformation well.
such concentrated living con-         Perhaps one of the greatest
ditions was extremely high.        signs of Halifax’s success at
   Immediately         Halifax     École Wolfe was noticed on
engaged with the NGO Save          February 2, when a Canadian
the Children, and Victoria         flag could be seen flying next
Murtagh, their water, sanita-      to a Haitian flag outside a res-
tion and shelter engineer, to      ident’s tent with the words
discuss how we could provide       Ambassade du Canada posted
aid at the École Wolfe Dis-        on a piece of cardboard out-
placed Persons Camp. Hali-         side. Beside the Canadian
fax’s hull technicians, due to     embassy, his friend lives in
their wide range of skills and     the Palais National de Haiti.
their role as the shipborne        This is one example of the
craftsmen, were tasked to lead     appreciation that the residents
the construction of the latrines   of Jacmel have for the Cana-
and the base for a 4,000-liter     dian presence in their city.
bladder-type water reservoir.      Throughout the city there is a
The giant reservoir needed to      sincere gratitude that leaves
be raised off the ground by        the impression that the Cana-
approximately five feet to         dian flag will be flying in
maintain the cleanliness of the    Jacmel for quite some time.         Cdr Josée Kurtz, Commanding Officer of HMCS Halifax, talks with children from the city of Jacmel.
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A diver’s experience of diving down gets
him pumped up for OPERATION PODIUM
By Lt(N) Peggy Kulmala




                                                                                                                                                                                           MCPL CHRIS WARD, CFB ESQUIMALT IMAGING SERVICES
                                                    “OPERATION PODIUM is certainly provid-
Senior Public Affairs Officer, Joint Task         ing me some adrenaline pumping experi-
Force Games’ Maritime Component                   ences.” said LS Henry. “I now have some
                                                  great experiences to put under my belt.”

L    S Phil Henry, as well as nine other clear-
     ance divers with the OPERATION PODI-
UM Combined Operational Dive Team took
                                                    OPERATION PODIUM is the Canadian
                                                  Forces’ unique contribution to a safe and
                                                  secure Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Para-
part in preliminary security sweeps of select     lympic Winter Games.
storm outfalls under waterside Olympic ven-
ues and other key locations.
   For LS Henry, a well-seasoned Navy diver of        “It is a challenge to
more than 11 years, the security sweeps with-
in the dark salt-water filled outfalls was cer-     dive in a confined space
tainly out of the ordinary, at times providing
him just enough water to freely manoeuvre.           and overhead, where
   “When the storm outfall narrowed, I would
have to use my hands to clear myself,” said           you are not able to
LS Henry. “Diving in a water-filled outfall is
certainly rare.”                                       directly surface.”
   LS Henry was equipped with surface-sup-
plied air and lighting and remained in con-         Leading Seaman Phil Henry, a clearance
stant radio contact with his safety team on       diver with the OPERATION PODIUM Com-
the surface.                                      bined Operational Dive Team (CODT), dur-
   “It is a challenge to dive in a confined       ing a security sweep of a salt-water filled
space and overhead, where you are not able        storm outfall January 20, 2010. The CODT
to directly surface,” said LS Henry. “I jumped    conducts security of sweeps of Olympic ven-   LS Phil Henry, a Clearance Diver with the OPERATION PODIUM Combined Operational Dive
at the opportunity.”                              ues and other key locations.                  Team (CODT), during a security sweep of a salt-water filled storm outfall.
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MARLANT member participates in Olympics ceremonies
By MS Bijo Emilcar




                                                                                                                                                                    MCPL CHRIS WARD, CFB ESQUIMALT IMAGING SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the production company, which
HMCS Iroquois                                                                                                                                                                                                         also had certain criteria. The pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      duction company selected three
MS Bijo Emilcar of HMCS Iroquois,                                                                                                                                                                                     names that then were sent to Ottawa
was selected as one of the CF mem-                                                                                                                                                                                    for approval.
bers to participate in the Vancouver                                                                                                                                                                                     The names were announced and
2010 Winter Olympics. He wrote                                                                                                                                                                                        when I first found out that my name
this article during rehearsals for                                                                                                                                                                                    was one of the ones chosen, I was
opening ceremonies.                                                                                                                                                                                                   ecstatic. I phoned home to my wife,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      who was sleeping at the time, and I

I  just got back from watching the
   Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
opening ceremonies rehearsal and I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      told her the good news. Then I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      phoned my best friend in Ottawa. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      must have called him a dozen times
must say it is the most amazing thing                                                                                                                                                                                 because he too was sleeping and his
I have ever seen! I’m not sure if peo-                                                                                                                                                                                phone was set on vibrate.
ple will be able to capture that on tel-                                                                                                                                                                                 Every second day we rehearse
evision, but the Olympic organizers                                                                                                                                                                                   from beginning to end, but tonight,
went all out.                                                                                                                                                                                                         February 7, was the first night that
   I am part of the Honour Guard that                                                                                                                                                                                 we got to see the whole thing. I can-
raises the Canadian flag. There are                                                                                                                                                                                   not tell you how lucky I feel to wit-
three of us, one from each element of                                                                                                                                                                                 ness all this before anyone else and
the CF, and it is a great honour to be                                                                                                                                                                                I can just imagine how crazy it will
selected to raise the flag. This is as                                                                                                                                                                                be when 60 000 people fill the sta-
part of OPERATION PODIUM, the                A member of the Canadian Forces Ceremonial Contingent for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games,                                                                  dium and start screaming. I can’t
CF’s support to the RCMP-led Inte-           Marine Electrical Technician MS Bijod Emilcar is a native of Haiti who immigrated to Canada at the age of seven.                                                         wait to start. Everyone here dreams
grated Security Unit for the Vancou-                                                                                                                                                                                  about escorting the first Canadian
ver 2010 Winter Olympics. They             sion to show recognition to some of         In total, 61 CF members were           Media Centre.                                                                           gold medalist. Yes, we all believe.
estimate that 2.5 billion people will      its members. A message went out to        sent to Vancouver either as drivers        After we arrived, we learned that                                                        One last thing: I believe that one
be watching during this ceremony.          all units in the country, and each unit   or as athlete liaison. This means that   three CF members would be select-                                                       of the reasons I was selected is
   How did I end up there, you will        put forth several candidates. Four of     we will be in direct contact with        ed to hoist the Canadian flag. The                                                      because I was born in Haiti. With all
ask? Well, other than my good looks,       us, MS Darcy Webb, MS Vicki               athletes who win their events. We        selection was based on who they                                                         that has happened in Haiti recently,
I’m not sure why. On a more serious        Noble, LS Trent Clarke and I, are         will escort them to doping tests, to     thought would best represent the                                                        I think this is one way to project a
note, it all started with the CF’s deci-   here to represent MARLANT.                the Olympic Village and to the           CF. Ten names and photos went to                                                        sign of hope.




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Un exercice d’évacuation sanitaire d’urgence
Par la Lieutenant Susan Magill




                                                                                                                                                                     CAPT CHRIS POULTON
                                            Dans cet exercice-ci, un militaire,                                                                                                           celle-ci est transportée en ambu-
                                         circulant à bord d’une motoneige,                                                                                                                lance jusqu’au Centre polytech-

L    e 1er février 2010, le personnel
     du Poste sanitaire de brigade
(PSB) de Cal-Cheak a pris part en
                                         est tombé d’une corniche et s’est
                                         fracturé le haut de la jambe. La vic-
                                         time a été soignée sur place pour le
                                                                                                                                                                                          nique de Whistler pour y recevoir
                                                                                                                                                                                          des soins additionnels. L’exercice
                                                                                                                                                                                          est terminé, mais pas le travail...
matinée à un exercice d’évacuation       choc subi, et une attelle a été rapide-                                                                                                          l’équipe s’occupe maintenant de
des victimes (CASEVAC) afin de par-      ment posée. Un appel de CASEVAC                                                                                                                  nettoyer le poste de traumatologie et
faire et de mettre à l’essai ses apti-   a été lancé pour obtenir du matériel                                                                                                             de le préparer en vue d’une situation
tudes en matière de transport, d’é-      de hissage et d’extraction de façon                                                                                                              d’urgence bien réelle.
valuation et de traitement d’une vic-    à pouvoir transporter la victime                                                                                                                    Chaque scénario est suivi d’un
time jusqu’à une installation médi-      jusqu’au PSB pour évaluer son état.                                                                                                              compte rendu après action, qui
cale disponible. Vu l’afflux dans le        Une équipe formée de sept mem-                                                                                                                aide l’équipe médicale à suivre le
secteur de nombreuses unités des         bres du personnel médical a accueil-                                                                                                             déroulement de chaque exercice.
Forces canadiennes en prévision de       li l’hélicoptère Sea King CH-124 et                                                                                                              Non seulement les exercices sont-ils
l’opération PODIUM, qui est menée à      transporté la victime jusqu’à une                                                                                                                réalistes et stimulants, mais l’équipe
l’appui des Jeux olympiques d’hiver      ambulance; celle-ci a amené la vic-                                                                                                              a imposé son propre échéancier pour
de 2010 à Vancouver, il est crucial      time au PSB, où l’équipe l’a ensuite         Les membres de l’équipe du PSB stabilisent la victime (photographiés de                             le déplacement, l’évaluation et le
que le personnel du PSB soit prêt à      évaluée et stabilisée. Trois autres          gauche à droite : Sgt Robin Kerr, Capt Michelle Hohl, Adj Al Szabon                                 traitement de la victime. Les mem-
faire face à une situation d’urgence.    membres du personnel médical ont             (observateur), Cpl Wain Wohlgemuth et Cplc Calin Ritchie).                                          bres de l’équipe travaillent en groupe
   Les exercices de ce genre sont fort   observé et guidé l’équipe pendant                                                                                                                pour passer en revue l’exercice tout
importants car ils simulent une situa-   toute la durée de l’exercice.              sion de s’améliorer et d’apprendre      ligne intraveineuse est mise en                               entier, et ils prennent note de ce qui
tion réelle et permettent au personnel      Le personnel médical est informé        des choses nouvelles », a ajouté        place pour injecter les liquides qui                          s’est bien déroulé et des aspects, s’il
médical de mettre en pratique ses        très tard des exercices à venir et, sou-   la Sdt Laviolette. Pour cette jeune     l’aideront à lutter contre le choc.                           y en a, qui doivent être améliorés.
aptitudes dans un contexte d’appren-     vent, le préavis donné est tout juste      technicienne médicale, l’aspect le      Elle est ensuite couverte d’un Bair                              Comme l’a dit le Caporal Wain
tissage. « Il s’agit là d’un excellent   suffisant pour pouvoir adapter le          plus difficile d’un exercice de CASE-   Hugger, une couverture gonflable                              Wohlgemuth : « Il faut que toutes les
exemple de ce qui peut arriver », a      matériel en vue d’un exercice et           VAC est d’apprendre comment s’oc-       en plastique, chauffée à l’air pulsé;                         procédures soient bien imprimées
déclaré la Sergent Robin Kerr, chef      établir un plan de transport. Selon la     cuper en même temps d’un hélicop-       cette technique est particulièrement                          dans notre mémoire ». Et d’ajouter la
de l’équipe de traumatologie pour cet    Soldat Elise Laviolette, les exercices     tère en approche, d’une civière et      importante dans le cas d’une vic-                             Sdt Laviolette : « Pour moi, l’exerci-
exercice. Le PSB fonctionne à effec-     sont parfois stressants. C’était sa pre-   d’une victime.                          time qui a été exposée à des condi-                           ce est un moyen de diagnostiquer les
tif complet 24 heures sur 24, et les     mière opération à titre de technici-          Les membres de l’équipe s’occu-      tions atmosphériques extrêmes.                                lacunes. Il s’agit pour tous d’une
exercices peuvent avoir lieu de jour     enne médicale.                             pent ensemble de la victime. Sa            Une fois que l’équipe a évalué l’é-                        occasion d’apprendre quelque chose
ou de nuit.                                 « Il s’agit pour tous d’une occa-       jambe droite est stabilisée et une      tat de la victime et l’a stabilisée,                          tout en s’exerçant. »




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GCWCC 2009 total goes over the top
By Virginia Beaton




                                                                                                                                                                                                  CPL RICK AYER, FORMATION IMAGING SERVICES, HALIFAX
                                         worked to sustain missions ranging          CANFLTLANT HQ, FDU(A), Sea
Trident staff                            from fleet readiness to OP HESTIA        Training Atlantic, HMC Ships
                                         in Haiti, OP PODIUM with the             Athabaskan, Charlottetown, Cor-

D     espite tough economic times,
      JTFA’s GCWCC in 2009
exceeded expectations.
                                         Olympics, and Afghanistan.
                                            “We can take this to a whole new
                                         level,” he stressed. “With the support
                                                                                  ner Brook, Fredericton, Halifax,
                                                                                  Iroquois, Kingston, Montreal, Pre-
                                                                                  server, St. John’s, Toronto, Ville de
   During a closing event held on        you have shown, you can have a pro-      Quebec and Windsor each received
the Bridge on Friday, February           found effect on your community.”         workplace appreciation awards.
12, Capt(N) John Newton and                 Group coordinators accepted the       Goose Bay received silver, Montre-
Steve Murphy held aloft the over-        participation certificates for their     al, Fredericton and Preserver each
sized cheque bearing the total:          unit coordinators and canvassers.        received Quantum Leap awards and
$617,528.87.                             Workplace appreciation awards are        Preserver led the fleet, raising
   “What you in DND do for this          presented for 35 per cent participa-     $21,602.75.
community is vital,” stated Mur-         tion, bronze for 35 to 49 per cent,         CFAD Bedford had a significant
phy, co-chair of the 2009 United         silver for 50 to 64 per cent, gold for   increase in total dollars raised
Way Annual Workplace Campaign.           65 to 79 per cent and platinum for       over 2008, coming in at $6,018.58
   “I take inspiration from you and      80 per cent and over.                    and earning bronze and Quantum
from all those who spend time to            Quantum Leap Awards go to             Leap awards.
make this community better. To me,       groups/units achieving a 25 per cent        CHRSC(A) raised more than
that’s a special kind of citizenship.”   increase in the number of donors         $17,600, a substantial increase over
   Cdr Lin Paddock, director of the      or total dollars, with a minimum         last year, and earned gold.
2009 GCWCC, thanked all the group        increase of $1000.                          DRDC(A) once again came
coordinators, unit coordinators, can-       12 Wing made its goal of $50,000      through with a strong participation
vassers and everyone who con-            and 406 OTS, 423 Sqn and Shear-          rate and the largest average gift in
tributed to the 2009 campaign.           water Medical each received a            JTFA. With a total of $47,000,
   “It’s all about you,” Capt(N)         workplace appreciation award and         DRDC(A) exceeded its goal by five
Newton, Base Commander CFB               HOTEF received bronze.                   per cent and won silver.
Halifax and Champion of the 2009            CANFLTLANT, traditionally the            CORS/ODG and US each took plat-
JTFA GCWCC, told the audience. He        largest contributor to the JTFA          inum, MAP gold, EMAT and MICS
noted that the 2009 campaign took        GCWCC, again broke the $100k             silver, TD and WP bronze. MICS also     Steve Murphy (left) and Capt(N) John Newton (right) draw names for
place even as the CF and DND             mark, raising $115,000.                  took a Quantum Leap award and           prizes to be won by participants in the pay roll deduction program.




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                                                                                 Hillier brings book tour to Halifax
TECH took workplace appreciation. the original goal. N4 ACOS Mat (M)
  FMFCS raised approximately and N4 MAT/N48 (MA) and FAdm
$70,000, maintained a higher than (ML) each took workplace appreci-
average participation rate and earned   ation and Quantum Leap awards
                                                                                 By Virginia Beaton




                                                                                                                                                                                                              VIRGINIA BEATON
a workplace appreciation award.         while 1 Dental Unit and CFHA Det
FMFCS—FC (T&L), FMFCS—FD,               Halifax (MK) each took bronze and        Trident staff
FMFCS—FB (PSAC) and FMFCS—              DRC took platinum.
FE (IBEW) all earned workplace
appreciation awards and FMFCS FA
(Military) took bronze and a Quan-
                                           72 Comms Gp (MF), BOPS
                                        (ME), CF H Svcs C (A), CFCSU(A)
                                        (MJ), CFPU(H) (MB), NDQAR/AJAG
                                                                                 I  t was lucky he showed up early. When Gen (ret’d)
                                                                                    Rick Hillier arrived an hour before his February 11
                                                                                 book signing was scheduled to start at the CANEX in
tum Leap award.                         (MH), HSO (MG), JPSU, MFRC               Windsor Park, there were already people waiting in line.
   LFAA HQ had a final total exceed-    (MM), N41 FLOG (MD), N43 FCE                “He said that if they were waiting for him, then
ing $13,900 and earned bronze.          (MC) each took workplace appreci-        he was happy to get started,” said CANEX manager
   MARLANT HQ raised $28,200, a         ation awards.                            Glenn Banfield.
$5,000 decrease from 2008. This is         RACE(A), a small group, raised           From 10:30 until 2:30pm, Gen Hillier signed copies
because MARLANT has lost some           $2,863.41 and received bronze and        of his autobiography, titled A Soldier First, which was
units and also, some participants       a Quantum Leap award. N6 ACOS            released in the fall of 2009. The line-up, which included
donated to their home units such as     IM achieved 100 per cent canvassed       civilians as well as serving and retired CF members of
the Canadian Coast Guard.               and raised over $17,693.54 for a         all ranks and all three environments, stretched around the
   ADAC (JC), N3 P & O (JA) and         workplace appreciation award.            store and many people carried two, three or even four
Stadacona Band (JE) each took              In Quantum Leap awards, JTFA          copies of the book.
bronze, JTFA took silver, N02 Chief     boasted a 232 per cent increase             As Gen Hillier signed every book, he took the time to        Gen (ret’d) Rick Hillier signs a copy of his autobiog-
of Staff (JD) and Trinity (JB) each     and N1 Secretariat a 240 per             have a few words with each person, inquiring as to the          raphy for Lt(N) Sylvie Robinson.
earned workplace appreciation           cent increase.                           rank and occupation of military members and occasion-
awards. ADAC (JC) and JTFA both            CFMWC received an Outstand-           ally exchanging hugs and posing for photos.                   friend,” he explained. CPO2 Devenish, a longtime Navy
earned Quantum Leap awards.             ing Award, having raised $9,785.50          Many of the CF members standing in line said they          member and a keen amateur historian and writer, said he
   N1 ACOS P&T raised more than         which represents a 14 per cent           were happy for the chance to meet Canada’s former             had read the book twice and noted “The second time, I
$84,000. CFMWC took bronze and          increase over 2008. The Outstand-        Chief of the Defence Staff. ‘’I’m halfway through the         saw a lot more of the connections between events in the
N1 ACOS P&T, CFNOS, CFNES,              ing Award is presented to groups         book and I’m really enjoying it,” said Lt(N) Sylvie           book and recent history and things I’ve experienced dur-
N1Secretariat and RCSU(A) each          that achieve a 10 to 24 per cent         Robinson, a student at CFNOS.                                 ing my career in the Navy. So I got a lot out of it.”
took workplace appreciation awards      increase in total dollars, with a min-      Cpl Leona Chaisson, a photo tech at 12 Wing Imag-             CPO2 Devenish said that Gen Hillier deserved credit
and Quantum Leap awards and             imum increase of $1000.                  ing, was there with her husband, MCpl Kevin Chaisson.         for raising the Canadian public’s awareness of the mili-
CFRC Halifax and LTC PSU Hali-             Many units also received Day of       “Kevin is a big fan of military history and his birthday is   tary “I think he’s popular with people in uniform and
fax each took a workplace apprecia-     Caring Presentations. According to       coming up soon, so this autographed copy will be a great      with civilians alike.”
tion award.                             Cdr Paddock, DND provided more           present for him,” said Cpl Chaisson.                             Until Gen Hillier departed in mid-afternoon, “The
   N4 MAT increased its contribu-       than 180 volunteers who supported           CPO2 Pat Devenish, an instructor at CFNES, had two         crowd didn’t let up,’’said Banfield. He estimated the
tion by more than $34,600 above         seven projects.                          copies to be autographed. “One for me and one for a           CANEX sold at least 150 copies of the book that day.




                                          Battle of
                                         the
                                             Bands
                 Friday, March 26, 2010
                    Doors open 1800
                      $10 per ticket
           Tickets on sale at PSP Kiosk and messes
 Competition open to all ranks. One military member minimum per band.
    Two songs per band, time permitting. Prizes to be announced.
     Proceeds go toward the
        Haiti Relief Fund
 For more information contact MS MacDougall 401-4122.

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Canada’s Naval Commanders MARLANT
                          Education
By Cdr (ret’d) Len Canfield                                                                                        of two submarines, the cruiser Aurora and


                                                                                                                                                                       Fair
                                                                                                                   destroyers Patriot and Patrician acquired from
Part two in a series. RAdm Walter Hose, CBE.                                                                       the Admiralty. By 1922 the naval budget
DNS 1921-1928 and CNS 1928-1934.                                                                                   had been reduced to $1.5 million from $2.5 mil-
                                                                                                                   lion. Hose was forced to pay off Aurora and the

R     Adm Walter Hose had led an adventurous
      career in the Royal Navy (RN) and the Roy-
al Canadian Navy (RCN) by the time he suc-
                                                                                                                   submarines, close the Naval College and make
                                                                                                                   do with a total complement of 400 and two
                                                                                                                   destroyers and four trawler-minesweepers. But
                                                                                                                                                                       By Formation Personnel
                                                                                                                                                                       Selection Office staff

ceeded Adm Sir Charles Kingsmill as the sec-
ond Director of the Naval Service (DNS) in
1921. He has been described as a sailor’s sailor
                                                                                                                   he persisted.
                                                                                                                      Hose is best remembered as the Father of the
                                                                                                                   Naval Reserve and for building a national foun-
                                                                                                                                                                       T    he CF provides academic reim-
                                                                                                                                                                            bursement to its members
                                                                                                                                                                       through the CF Continuing Educa-
and is credited with ensuring the RCN survived                                                                     dation for the Navy. As early as 1912 he had        tion Program (CFCEP). If you have
as a national institution during the budget-slash-                                                                 proposed the set-up of a citizens’ navy with        the desire to complete a high school
ing 1920s and early 1930s.                                                                                         volunteer units across the country, and in 1913     diploma, upgrade or obtain GED
   Hose was born at sea aboard a P & O liner in                                                                    supported formation of a company of naval vol-      certification, pursue professional/
the Indian Ocean in 1875 when his father served                                                                    unteers in Victoria. In 1923, the Royal Canadi-     technical credentials, college educa-
as Bishop of Singapore. He joined the RN as a                                                                      an Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) and the          tion or a university degree, this is
naval cadet in 1890 and during his early years                                                                     Royal Canadian Naval Reserve were estab-            possible through the Education
had a front row seat for Japanese actions against                                                                  lished. Hose said the Reserves, with training       Reimbursement Programme. Com-
China in 1894, the Turko-Greek war 1897 and                                                                        centres in major centres would make Canadians       plete details of the eligibility
the Boxer rebellion of 1900. In 1902, while                                                                        more aware of the Navy— (bring the Navy to          requirements and benefits available
serving in HMS Charybdis he trained New-                                                                           their doors)—and provide manpower in an             can be viewed by visiting the Cana-
foundland fishermen for the RN Reserve.                                                                            emergency. He was proven right in 1939 to 1945      dian Defence Academy (CDA) web-
   In 1909 Hose corresponded with Kingsmill                                                                        when the RCNVR was the mainstay of the              site at www.cda.forces.gc.ca.
with regard to naval employment opportunities                                                                      wartime navy.                                          To this end, Formation Personnel
in Canada. By the time he transferred to the                                                                          Hose’s last battle was in 1933 when the gov-     Selection Office is holding an Edu-
Canadian Navy in 1912 (in command of the                            RAdm Walter Hose                               ernment wanted to slash the Navy’s budget by        cation Fair in the Multi-Purpose
light cruiser HMCS Rainbow) he had cruised in                                                                      $2 million to $400,000. He argued that if this      Room of the Piers Military Commu-
every ocean on every class of ship and had com-                encounter any superior enemy vessels.               happened he would be forced to lay up ships         nity Centre, Bldg WP-106 in Windsor
manded several ships, including HMS Tweed, a                     In 1917, Hose was transferred east to organ-      rather than close down the Reserves since it        Park on Tuesday, March 30, 2010
river gunboat on the China Station.                            ize East Coast patrols and served as captain of     would be easier to obtain ships than trained        from 10am to 2:30pm. We have invit-
   When the First World War broke out in 1914,                 patrols until the end of the war. In 1918 he was    crews in an emergency. He won over the politi-      ed representatives from local and
Hose was senior officer on the West Coast. The                 appointed Senior Naval Officer Halifax and in       cians. He retired shortly after and as naval his-   out-of-province universities, col-
Esquimalt-based Rainbow, under his command,                    1920 Assistant DNS.                                 torian William Glover has written, “...the serv-    leges and training institutions to par-
and two hastily-purchased US-built submarines                    By the time Hose became DNS Jan 1, 1921,          ice he passed to his successor (Percy) Nelles       ticipate in providing information to
commenced patrols to protect West Coast ports                  the Navy was in a battle for survival. But Hose,    was much healthier than the one he inherited        all who are interested. So mark your
and shipping from German ships. Patrols were                   astute, pragmatic, tenacious and committed to       from Kingsmill.”                                    calendar and make a point of coming
carried out as far south as Central America; for-              the RCN, was up for the fight. In that year, with      RAdm Hose died in 1965 and was buried with       to the fair. We will be happy to dis-
tunately, the lightly armed Rainbow did not                    Niobe and Rainbow gone, the fleet consisted         full naval honours in Windsor, Ont.                 cuss your education needs with you.




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                                                                                                                                           8 Wing Trenton commander
                                                                                                                                           charged with murder
                                                                                                                                           By The Maple Leaf                                   take very seriously all allegations of service or
                                                                                                                                                                                               criminal offences against one of our members.

                                                                                                                                           T    he wing commander of 8 Wing Trenton
                                                                                                                                                has been arrested and charged in the
                                                                                                                                           deaths of two women. Col Russell Williams
                                                                                                                                                                                               This situation affects us all. We will ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                               the Wing leadership and personnel are sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                               ported throughout this difficult period.
                                        Cpl Martin Lang from 3 R22R looks over the crowd while he assures the security during              is charged with two counts of first degree             “I wish to extend my deepest sympathies
                                        food distribution process.                                                                         murder in the deaths of Cpl Marie-France            to the families of those affected by these
                                                                                                                                           Comeau and Jessica Lloyd. Cpl Comeau,               tragic events.”



                                      Haitian fundraising
                                                                                                                                           from 437 Transport Squadron Trenton, was               In light of the seriousness of the charges
                                                                                                                                           found murdered November 25, 2009. The               and the high level of responsibilities
                                                                                                                                           body of Ms. Lloyd, a Municipality of Tweed          attached to the position of Wing Comman-
                                                                                                                                           resident, was found February 8, 2010.               der, LCol David Murphy has been appointed
                                                                                                                                              Col Williams has also been charged in            Acting Wing Commander.



                                      efforts in full swing
                                                                                                                                           connection with two September 2009 home                The Belleville Police Service and the OPP
                                                                                                                                           invasions in the Tweed, Ont., area. As a            are working together with the CF National
                                                                                                                                           result of information sharing, the Ontario          Investigation Service as part of their investi-
                                                                                                                                           Provincial Police (OPP) and the Belleville          gation. The partnership was formed on the
                                                                                                                                           Police Service began reviewing serious              multi-jurisdictional major case management
                                      By Mike Bonin                    initiated action and over the    last time this event was held,     crimes in the vicinity of the city of Belleville.   model to allow for seamless sharing of
                                      BPAO                             next few weeks, you will see     it was a complete sell-out.        Because of the similarities in these cases, the     information and resources between investi-
                                                                       a number of fun unit activi-     Tickets are $25 and are            police investigative team linked the crimes         gating partners.

                                      A     fter learning about the
                                            catastrophic earthquake
                                      that crippled most of Haiti,
                                                                       ties to attract donations to
                                                                       this noteworthy effort. Dress
                                                                       with a difference days, pan-
                                                                                                        available at the PSP kiosk
                                                                                                        in Stadplex.
                                                                                                           In addition, there will be a
                                                                                                                                           to a single suspect. Col Williams became the
                                                                                                                                           focus of police attention as a result of infor-
                                                                                                                                           mation gathered during a February 4 road-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The Canadian Forces National Investiga-
                                                                                                                                                                                               tion Service, the investigative arm of the CF
                                                                                                                                                                                               Military Police, assisted and continue to
                                      military support teams rapidly   cake breakfasts, some raffles,   Battle of the Bands on March       side canvass on Highway 37.                         assist the lead investigative agency in this
                                      mobilized and have been          and other events are being       26 at the Fleet Club. Tickets         “I am aware of the charges brought today         case, the Ontario Provincial Police with
                                      working cooperatively with       planned from now until the       for this upbeat, entertaining      against Colonel Russell Williams, 8 Wing            investigative support,” said Maj Francis
                                      non-government relief organi-    end of March. Please give        and musically stimulating          Commander, Trenton,” Chief of the Air Staff         Bolduc, acting commanding officer of the
                                      zations to make a true differ-   generously.                      event will be sold at the PSP      LGen André Deschamps said in a statement. “I        CF Military Police.
                                      ence. Likewise across our           In addition to the various    kiosks. Additional details on
                                      country, Canadians have been     unit-level initiatives, there    his great evening of enter-
                                      are digging deep into their      will be several notable fund-    tainment will be publicized
                                      pockets to provide essential     raising events.                  over the next month.
                                      aid to help Haitians rebuild        There will be a Help for         Your generosity and sup-
                                      their lives.                     Haiti Luncheon to which all      port to the GCWCC was over-
                                        Here across JTFA, we are       military and civilian person-    whelming and as we ask you
                                      working on some special          nel are cordially invited. It    to contribute to this effort, we
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Students learn job skills from the pros
By Benjamin J. DeLong




                                                                                                                                                                                                 FORMATION IMAGING SERVICES
                                                      During the four-week program, some of
Trident Staff                                      the students who decided to do culinary arts
                                                   worked under the supervision of Sheldon

S   tudents of Highland Park Junior High
    School in Halifax gathered in their gymna-
sium with military personnel for a ceremony
                                                   Jones, a chef at Stadacona’s A Galley. “It was
                                                   a great experience,” said Jones. “The stu-
                                                   dents were very eager to learn and they did-
on Wednesday, February 3. Capt(N) John New-        n’t want to leave.” Jones worked with the stu-
ton, CFB Halifax Base Commander, thanked           dents every Wednesday for four weeks. He
the students for their participation in the fall   said they made muffins, pastries, danishes
2009 program of OP BASE DEEP REACH.                and a chocolate life preserver cake.
   “Thanks for coming to listen to your neigh-        On the woodworking side, the students
bour,” said Capt(N) Newton. “I’m your neigh-       took part in the design and creation of six
bour, and you see those guys behind you (mil-      benches and two recycling bins. Four of the
itary personnel), they’re your neighbours, too.”   benches were given to St. Stephen’s Elemen-
Capt(N) Newton asked the military person-          tary School, a school which many of the stu-
nel—some of whom worked directly with the          dents attended before advancing to junior
students during OP BASE DEEP REACH—if              high. The principal of St. Stephen’s was there
they would come up to the front to “sit on these   to thank the students for giving them four
beautifully handmade benches,” made during         benches to put in their new playground area;
the fall 2009 program by the students. Next to     the benches had arrived earlier that morning.
the benches were two hand-made wooden                 At the end of the ceremony, the eight stu-
recycling bins, also made by the students.         dents came forward and received plaques to
   “I can’t show you the food you made,”           take home in recognition of their participa-
Capt(N) Newton said, “because you ate it           tion in the program. Students were told to tell
already. But we brought you some cake to           their principal or their guidance counsellor if
show you what kind of things they made.”           they would like to be in the next program,
Although the assembly held about 200 stu-          starting in the spring. Lisa Radimer, Princi-
dents, only eight students were a part of the      pal of Highland Park, said that this relation-
OP BASE DEEP REACH fall 2009 program:              ship with the military is very important,
some did wood-working and some did culi-           because it helps the students think about            FAdmO employee, Sheldon Jones, teaches culinary arts to a student from Highland Park
nary arts.                                         career goals which they may want to achieve.         Junior High School.




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A family that serves together
By Virginia Beaton                                                                                                                                                gave us a good foundation and they
Trident staff                                                                                                                                                     emphasized the importance of edu-
                                                                                                                                                                  cation,” she stated.

T    ogether, the Jackson siblings
     have created a family tradition
of Canadian Navy service that start-
                                                                                                                                                                     The Jacksons agree that their par-
                                                                                                                                                                  ents prepared them for the possible
                                                                                                                                                                  adversity they might face, as minor-
ed nearly 30 years ago.                                                                                                                                           ity members within the military.
   PO1 Wayne Jackson, PO1 Rick                                                                                                                                    Now, having succeeded in their
Jackson and Lt(N) Andrea Helpert                                                                                                                                  occupations, they all believe that
say that in choosing the military                                                                                                                                 they have a responsibility to present
life, they`re following not only the                                                                                                                              the CF, and in particular the Navy,
example of their father and mother,                                                                                                                               as a viable career choice for the
who were civilian DND employees                                                                                                                                   Black community.
for many years, but also the exam-                                                                                                                                   “All three of us talk to the people
ple of many uncles, aunts and other                                                                                                                               that we know and we always put in
relatives who have served in the CF.                                                                                                                              a good word about the CF and the
   “My father encouraged me when                                                                                                                                  Navy,” said Lt(N) Helpert. “Here in
I said I wanted to be in the Navy,”                                                                                                                               Nova Scotia, we have a big popula-
said PO1 Wayne Jackson, adding                                                                                                                                    tion of visible minorities. I grew up
that he joined in May 1980. “Dad                                                                                                                                  here and now, this is my chance to
said it would offer great opportuni-                                                                                                                              give back something.” She said the
ties for advancement and to travel                                                                                                                                idea of working in recruiting inter-
and see the world.” His brother                                                                                                                                   ests her.
Rick joined the Navy in September                                                                                                                                    “I’ve seen huge strides that the CF
1980 and in 1986, their sister                                                                                                                                    has made over the past 20 years,”
Andrea joined the Air Force, where                                                                                                                                noted PO1 Rick Jackson. “The mili-
she spent 10 years before moving to         Lt(N) Andrea Helpert, PO1 Rick Jackson and PO1 Wayne Jackson attend the launch of the William Hall VC stamp.          tary family centres and Personnel
the Naval Reserve, then the Regu-                                                                                                                                 Support Programs help look after us
lar Force.                                deployment during which the ship        served on both the west and the east   and I’m proud of what I do.”             and our families.” He added that his
   Life in the Navy has brought each      circumnavigated Africa. “It meant a     coast and noted that his career has       Lt(N) Helpert said that the mili-     wife, Carolyn O’Malley, is chair of
of them a wide variety of experi-         lot to be able to tell so many people   taken him around the world and         tary offered her the flexibility to be   the MFRC board.
ences, ranging from service at CFS        what that was like, to go to Africa.”   helped him build a satisfying per-     a Naval Reservist, which was help-          “I’ve never looked back since the
Alert, to NATO deployments, to trav-      Currently he works in the Wing          sonal and professional life. “With     ful during the years when she and        day I joined,” said Lt(N) Helpert.
el and the chance to further their edu-   Comptroller Section at 12 Wing HQ.      work and determination and com-        her husband, who was also in the         “Neither did I,” agreed PO1 Rick
cation and training. During his              PO1 Rick Jackson, a Reservist        mitment and discipline, you can be     Navy, were raising a family. She         Jackson. “Neither did I,” added
career, PO1 Wayne Jackson noted           working in administration at RCSU,      what you want to be. I came from       transferred to the Regular Force in      PO1 Wayne Jackson, adding “There
“I`ve served in five ships,” including    spent 21 years in the Regular Force     humble beginnings, all of us did.      2008 and is now a logistics officer      aren’t many organizations that take
serving in HMCS Toronto for the           and hopes to return there. He has       But my shoulders are always back       in HMCS Montreal. “Our parents           care of their people like the CF does.”




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                                                                                                                                          By Lt C.M. Bennett                    was a bit hesitant for him to
                                                                                                                                          BComd Office, CFB Halifax             join at first, but after hearing
                                                                                                                                                                                firsthand of all the activities

                                                                                                                                          I  n recent years, support for
                                                                                                                                             the military has been over-
                                                                                                                                          whelming. The people behind
                                                                                                                                                                                and opportunities that he was
                                                                                                                                                                                having, they have had nothing
                                                                                                                                                                                but positive support to offer
                                                                                                                                          the Support the Troops, Yel-          for OS Payne and his new mil-
                                                                                                                                          low Ribbon campaigns and              itary family.
                                                                                                                                          Red Rallies work persistently            “Before the military I
                                                                                                                                          at winning the hearts and             worked in construction, I just
                                                                                                                                          minds of Canadians for the            did not build the same kind
                                                                                                                                          Forces. Every serving mem-            of bonds that I did with the
                                                                                                                                          ber has undoubtedly felt the          people I have met in the mil-
                                                                                                                                          surge of pride in the recent          itary. I have met so many
                                                                                                                                          years, but it does not quite          great people that I will always
                                                                                                                                          compare to the support from           consider friends. It’s almost
                                                                                                                                          loved ones and home.                  like a brotherhood,” stated
                                                                                                                                             A package from the Learn           OS Payne.
                                                                                                                                          and Play Daycare in Barrie,
                                                                                                                                          Ontario arrived at the CFB
                                                                                                                                          Halifax Base Commander’s                “Thank you for
                                                                                                                                          office The envelope contained
                                                                                                                                          pictures drawn by children               protecting us.
                                                                                                                                          ages four to six and included a
                                                                                                                                          letter of thanks to all of the air-      Thank you for
                                                                                                                                          men and women, soldiers and
                                                                                                                                          sailors at CFB Halifax. There           fighting for us.
                                                                                                                                          were messages that read, for
                                                                                                                                          example, “Thank you for pro-              Be careful.”
                                                                                                                                          tecting us. Thank you for
                                                                                                                                          fighting for us. Be careful.”            To this day, the children of
                                                                                                                                             One might wonder why a             Learn and Play Daycare still
                                                                                                                                          daycare in Barrie would send          ask questions about the mili-
                                                                                                                                          their letters and pictures of         tary members they drew pic-
                                                                                                                                          appreciation all the way to           tures of and learned about in
                                                                                                                                          Halifax? Daycare teacher Ter-         class. They often ask how
                                                                                                                                          ra Payne has a brother, OS            Terra’s brother is doing. OS
                                                                                                                                          Scott Payne, who is stationed         Payne is currently on a wait-
                                                                                                                                          here. “We are so proud of him,        ing list to go overseas and aid
                                                                                                                                          the military provided him with        in the relief effort for Haiti
                                                                                                                                          training, drive, determination        and his family is proud that OS
                                                                                                                                          and discipline. The military          Payne may be in a position to
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Celebration for inaugural Sailor of the Year
By Virginia Beaton,




                                                                                                                                                  VIRGINIA BEATON, TRIDENT STAFF
                                                                                                                                                  with the Canadian Naval Centennial
Trident staff                                                                                                                                     identifier.
                                                                                                                                                     According to CPO1 MacDonald,

M      S Chris White of HMCS Toron-
       to has been named Canadian
Fleet Atlantic’s first ever Sailor of
                                                                                                                                                  the Fleet began recognizing sailors
                                                                                                                                                  of the quarter in 2009 and the next
                                                                                                                                                  step was to select a sailor of the
the Year.                                                                                                                                         year. Commanding officers of HMC
   During a luncheon in the cap-                                                                                                                  Ships were asked for their sugges-
tain’s dining room onboard his ship                                                                                                               tions as to suitable candidates for
on Tuesday, February 2, MS White                                                                                                                  this honour, and a panel reviewed
received several presentations from                                                                                                               the suggestions and chose the suc-
Commodore Mark Norman, CAN-                                                                                                                       cessful candidate.
FLTLANT Commander, and CPO1                                                                                                                          In a previous interview with Tri-
David MacDonald, Fleet Chief.                                                                                                                     dent, MS White stated he had joined
   “Here’s to the first Sailor of the                                                                                                             the Navy in 2002. A Naval Elec-
Year,” Commodore Norman told                                                                                                                      tronics technician, he is currently
those present, including Toronto’s                                                                                                                on course at CFNOS.
Commanding Officer, Cdr Rich                                                                                                                         He is a member of Toronto’s Naval
Feltham, and cox’n CPO1 Serge Lav-                                                                                                                Boarding Party, coordinator for the
igne, as well as MS White, his wife                                                                                                               ship’s 2009 GCWCC and while the
Bernetta and four-year-old son Jack.                                                                                                              ship was at sea, MS White ran PT
   “This is something we want to do                                                                                                               classes. He also helped coach the
as a way or recognizing the contri-                                                                                                               Fleet softball team that went to CFB
butions of folks like you and your                                                                                                                Gagetown for regional champi-
family,” Commodore Norman told                                                                                                                    onships, as well as assisting with
MS White, adding “We appreciate                                                                                                                   coaching of Toronto’s teams for
what you do and we are proud of              CPO1 David MacDonald, left, and Commodore Mark Norman, right, congratulate MS Christopher White upon COTF softball and basketball.
you. You are an example of what we           being named the first ever Sailor of the Year.                                                          In his spare time, MS White is a
look for in the way of leadership in                                                                                                              community volunteer at a yacht club
the ship, and in the rest of your life.”   coin, a certificate for two nights certificate for four players at Naval Centennial ball cap, three near his home in East Petpeswick.
   MS White received a variety of          at Falls Lake, a family photo done Hartlen Point Forces Golf Club, Canadian Naval Centennial tuques, He restored a building that will be
gifts including a commemorative            by Formation Imaging Services, a four full-day ski passes, a Canadian water bottles and a hockey puck used by junior sailors at the club.




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                                                                                 Not always healthy,
                                                                                 but healthier
                                                                                                       By Harold White
                                                                                              Health Promotion Manager


                                                                                 I
Take the challenge
                                                                                    n Canada, March is designated as
                                                                                    a month to focus on the concept
                                                                                 of healthy eating and sound nutri-
                                                                                 tion practices.
                                                                                    This year’s theme is from Cele-
                                          • A regular Canadian Forces (CF)       brate Food from Field to Table.
                                            member or class B or C Reserve          The word celebrate is an impor-
                                            member.                              tant piece of this theme, as many of
             By Health Promotion Staff    • A foreign military member on         us have made our eating a complex
                                            exchange posting or training with    and less than enjoyable experience.
                                            the CF.                              Healthy eating can conjure up

Q    uit smoking/using tobacco for
     the month of March 2010 and
you could win:
                                          • A Primary Reserve member,
                                            Cadet Instructor Cadre, Canadian
                                            Ranger or Cadet.
                                                                                 thoughts of negativity or payback
                                                                                 for the nutritional sins we may have
                                                                                 enjoyed for a while. It is easy to see
                                          • An immediate family member of        how this can make celebrating food
• $3,000 gift certificate.                  the preceding persons                very difficult.
• $200 gift certificates (27 prizes).       (spouse/partner and children age        When talking about making             plates and utensils.                   chef’s hat for cooking.
• $1,250 gift certificate.                  of majority).                        behaviour changes around eating            2. Paint and decorate your din-        10. Volunteer at a local food bank.
• $100 gift certificates (27 prizes).     • A DND civilian employee.             habits, we at Health Promotion Ser-      ing room in an inspiring and relax-      Health Promotion Services (PSP)
• $750 gift certificate.                  • A Non-Public Fund employee.          vices (PSP) prefer to use the term       ing manner.                            encourages you to try something
• $75 gift certificates (27 prizes).      • A Supplementary Reserve              healthier rather than healthy. In          3. Have each family member           fun with food during the month of
                                            member.                              addition to recognizing behaviour        name a food that the meal consists     March 2010. Pick something from
   Non-smokers can also enter to          • A MFRC employee.                     change as a process that may involve     of (e.g., mighty broccoli).            the list above or create your own
win by becoming an official sup-                                                 gradual steps toward a goal, this term     4. Purchase your food at a differ-   ideas. If you try something creative
porter of a participant (prizes for    Register online at: http://hr.ottawa      also helps to us to understand that we   ent location from usual or visit a     and fun, share it with us by way of
supporters include a $1,500 and a -hull.mil.ca/health-sante/iquit-jar-           do not have to be perfect with our       local farmers’ market.                 an e-mail and photo.
$50 CANEX gift card).               rete/. Deadline for registration is 28       eating habits at all times. It focuses     5. Grow your own vegetables or         The consumption of food is one
   This challenge is open to:       February at midnight.                        on trying to do our best instead of      fruits in season.                      of the best pleasures in life. If you
                                       For more information about                necessarily being the best in every        6. Visit a local farm and have       have taken the fun out of eating,
• A smoker/tobacco user or a        the March 1st, I Quit Challenge,             food-related situation.                  a tour. During this outing you         take some time to try to focus on
  former smoker/tobacco user        please contact CFB Halifax and                  Perfection is not required in         can learn about how your food is       healthier rather than healthy. Who
  who has quit after September 1, Area Strengthening the Forces                  order to experience good health.         produced.                              knows, the gift of good health may
  2009, and                         Health Promotion Services (PSP)              With this in mind, we are free to          7. Each time you purchase gro-       just become yours.
• who is of the age of majority in  at (902) 721-7806 or Joy.Geizer@             enjoy the purchasing, preparation        ceries, buy a fruit and vegetable        Have a delicious, favourable and
  the province in which he or she   forces.gc.ca.                                and consumption of out food.             that you have never tried before.      high (fun) fibre Nutrition Month.
  is living.                           Prizes have been donated by                  How can we celebrate our food           8. Have a theme night for a            For more information or to share
                                    CANEX and SISIP Financial Ser-               during Nutrition Month? The fol-         weekend meal (e.g., Mexican or         your healthier food story with
   Participants must also belong to vices, official sponsors of the March        lowing are some tips to consider:        Thai night)                            us, please call 721-7806 or email
one of the following groups:        1st, I Quit! Challenge.                         1. Buy and eat off colourful            9. Buy yourself a fancy apron or     Joy.Geizer@forces.gc.ca.


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FLog’s new Access-A-Bus                                                                                                                   COME TO WORSHIP
By Maj J.G. Coleman
Formation Logistics, CFB Halifax


F    ormation Logistics/Transportation
     Electrical and Mechanical Engi-
neering’s Base Taxi recently has
increased its capability. We are now ful-
ly capable of transporting persons with
disabilities. Our new Dodge Sprinter is                                                                                                   LENT/EASTER SCHEDULE
configured in such a way that it is dual
purpose. It is capable of transporting
non disabled passengers as well as                                                                                                               St. Brendan’s, Stadacona
passengers confined to wheelchairs, as                                                                                                            (Roman Catholic only)
the bench seats swing out of the way                                                                                                       28 Feb – 1015 French Mass / 1115 English Mass
to accommodate.
  Now, thanks to this new vehicle, both                                                                                                   7 March – 1015 French Mass / 1115 English Mass
DND civilian employees and CF person-                                                                                                     14 March – 1015 French Mass / 1115 English Mass
nel employed within MARLANT who                                                                                                           21 March – 1015 French Mass / 1115 English Mass
get injured or are disabled have a viable
means of transportation to and from                                                                                                        28 March – Palm Sunday – 1030 bilingual Mass
work-related duties.                           The new vehicle can transport persons with disabilities.

                                                                                                                                                       1 April – Holy Thursday
                                                                                                                                           (Mass of the Lord’s Supper) – 1900 bilingual Mass

Valentine’s Day and military history                                                                                                       2 April – Good Friday – 1500 – bilingual service
                                             executed for secretly performing mar-              No matter what type of agency the mil-      3 April – Easter Vigil – 1900 – bilingual Mass
             Padre’s Corner                  riages in the face of this unjust decree.       itary creates to make things easier, noth-
                                                 As a military chaplain, it is easy to       ing can replace the natural bonds of com-
                                             sympathize with Claudius II. After all,         munity. For example, when I was away               4 April – Easter Sunday – No Masses
                    By Capt Stephen Morris
           Formation Chaplain, CFB Halifax   isn’t there a salty old army saying; “If        on training, I can’t tell you how much it
                                             soldiers were supposed to have wives,           meant to me that the wives of my fellow        Shearwater Chapel, Shearwater
                                             they would have been issued.” Chap-             chaplains hosted a baby shower for my
                                                                                                                                                Wednesdays, 24 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24 March
W      ho would have guessed the history
       of Valentine’s Day is intertwined
with the military?
                                             lains see it all the time, the hard toll that
                                             military life takes on families. And I can
                                             attest to this personally—having just
                                                                                             wife. Or that one of my co-workers would
                                                                                             occasionally drop by her work just to say
                                                                                             hi and see how she was feeling.
                                                                                                                                                         – 1900 – RC Mass

   Though the true origin of this Hall-      missed the third trimester of my wife’s            Start building those bridges amongst                  28 March – Palm Sunday
mark holiday remains murky, one lead-        pregnancy, as I was away on course.             your friends, neighbours, co-workers,              0900 – Palm/Passion Sunday Mass (RC)
ing theory is that St. Valentine was a          But yet, despite these hardships,            church groups etc. When you’re halfway                1115 – Palm Sunday service (P)
priest around the time of Roman Emper-       many of us find ourselves in the CF/            around the world and there’s a problem
or Claudius II, who ruled from 268-270       family mix. And even though the mili-           at home, you’ll be glad you did. There’s
B.C. Lore has it that the Emperor ordered    tary has come a long way helping its            no greater peace than knowing your                        1 April – Holy Thursday
young men to remain single; his ration-      members overcome these challenges               loved ones have that support when you           2000 h – Mass (RC) followed by Adoration of
ale was that military service and family     with great innovations like the MFRC, it        can’t be there. What better way to say, I          the Blessed Sacrament until midnight
life were a bad mix. St Valentine was        still can be tough.                             love you.
                                                                                                                                                        2 April – Good Friday
                                                                                                                                                       1200 – Protestant service
                                                                                                                                                          1500 – (RC) service

                                                                                                                                                       3 April – Holy Saturday
                                                                                                                                                    2000 h – Easter Vigil Mass (RC)

                                                                                                                                                       4 April – Easter Sunday
                                                                                                                                                     0945 –Mass (RC) followed by
                                                                                                                                                     Easter Egg Hunt for children
                                                                                                                                                      1115 – Eucharist service (P)

                                                                                                                                           At Shearwater, there will also be Lenten Devotions
                                                                                                                                          (RC) and a Reconciliation Service (RC) during Lent.
                                                                                                                                             Please contact 720-1441 for more information
                                                                                                                                                             on dates/times.

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Cdr Dawe bids farewell to the Navy
By Mike Bonin




                                                                                                                                                                                   PTE MARTIN ROY
                                 and the Mayor of Halifax. He       into his wife’s and son’s eyes.
CFB Halifax BPAO                 received certificates and gifts       Some of the emails he
                                 from the CDS and CMS, while        received were quite comical,

A     rare flag lowering cere-
      mony happened in the
middle of the day. But for Cdr
                                 Jane received a certificate and
                                 bouquet of roses from CMS
                                 and Base Operations staff. In
                                                                    as fellow shipmates recount-
                                                                    ed different experiences
                                                                    they shared and exposed that
Keith Dawe, this was no ordi-    addition to a handmade set         seriously scripted exercises
nary flag lowering. This was     of bookends, created by CPO1       and missions can still have
the last such event he would     Dick Ryan, he received a           moments of camaraderie and
attend in uniform. After more    shadow box containing the          laughter. One tale described
than 35 years of service, Cdr    Canadian flag that was earlier     an incident when Cdr Dawe
Dawe, the Base Operations        lowered in the ceremony.           was on watch and was not ful-
Officer, has retired.               During his emotionally          ly cognizant of the where-
   A crowd of about 50 close     charged farewell speech he         abouts of an enemy subma-
friends gathered onboard         thanked the Navy for the           rine, bringing a roar of laugh-
HMCS Sackville to bid him        many challenges and opportu-       ter from the well-wishers.
and his family the colloquial    nities that were given to an 18-   When asked where the sub-
naval saying of fair winds       year-old kid from St. John’s.      marine was, he sleepily point-
and following seas. His wife,    He also thanked all the people     ed and said “...off to the West
Jane, and son, Simon were        he has met throughout his          somewhere.” Cdr Dawe plans
present at the retirement fes-   career, noting that he was sup-    on enjoying his time at home
tivities, his other two chil-    ported by great folks. But the     for the next few months. We
dren, Marion and Alex, were      most touching and heartfelt        wish him the best of luck and
unable to attend.                part of his speech was when        much success.                     Cdr Dawe is retiring after more than 35 years of service to the Navy.
   Cdr Dawe received several     he was unable to remain stoic
thoughtful and warmly writ-      in his thanks to his family.
ten letters and emails from      “My family has endured a lot
friends and colleagues from      throughout my career and I
across Canada, in addition to    thank them for their persist-
letters from the Prime Minis-    ence, strength and support,”
ter, Nova Scotia’s Premier       he said as he looked deeply


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                                                                                                               Submarine shaping up
                                                                                                               By Shelley Lipke                  re-designed to fix some minor




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SHELLEY LIPKE
                                                                                                               Lookout staff                     abnormalities in their opera-
                                                                                                                                                 tion and strengthen the bow

                                                                                                               R    ecently, ship repair work-
                                                                                                                    ers made a huge advance-
                                                                                                               ment in resurrecting HMCS
                                                                                                                                                 shutters, said Chaney.
                                                                                                                                                    A team comprised of
                                                                                                                                                 Fleet Maintenance Facility’s
                                                                                                               Victoria after its five-year      production and engineering
                                                                                                               refit.                            shops worked with weapons
                                                                                                                  Two bow shutter modules        contractors to develop a new
                                                                                                               that make up the nose of          design.
                                                              Olympic patrols                                  the submarine were carefully         At the heart of the project
                                                 Pte Riley Stoney (left), an infantryman from the Calgary      lowered into place, fitting       was boiler maker Steve
                                                 Highlanders based out of Alberta, and Royal Canadian          together like a jigsaw puzzle.    Johansen who did the major-
                                                 Mounted Police (RCMP) SSgt Bill Hudyma from Prince               It took boiler makers,         ity of the work. Johansen
                                                 George, British Columbia, ride a Light Over Snow              welders, sandblasters and         reverted to old fashioned
                                                 Vehicle during a backcountry security patrol at Cypress       weapons technicians five          forming techniques, and
                                                 Mountain during OP PODIUM.                                    years to sculpt, shape and        worked out the geometrics
                                                   OP PODIUM is the CF contribution to the overall
                                                 security of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic
                                                                                                               craft the modules.                using the tools of his trade.
                                                 Winter Games in support of the RCMP-led Integrated               “The work was not without         “He was instrumental in
                                                 Security Unit.                                                its challenges,” said underwa-    getting this done,” said
                                                                                                               ter weapons mechanical sub-       Chaney. “Any time he had
                                                                                                               marine engineer, Joe Chaney,      problems he often had a solu-
                                                     A    D    V   E R T          I   S   I    N    G          who has worked on this proj-      tion worked out in his head
                                                              S    P E C         I    A   L                    ect since the beginning. “We      before he told me there was
                                                                                                               had to ensure the dimensions      even a problem. I came to


                                               Pink Ink Realty
                                                                                                               of components were correct        rely on his expertise and rec-
                                                                                                               and the shutter doors would       ommendations, which were
                                                                                                               operate as intended, so we had    sound through the entire
                                                                                                               to make some changes along        process.”

                                               W      hen relocating, the firm you decide to represent you
                                                      is 100 per cent your decision. If ever you should find
                                               yourself in a position where your top priority is getting the
                                                                                                               the way.”
                                                                                                                  Bow shutter modules limit
                                                                                                               flow noise when the subma-
                                                                                                                                                    Tweaking their placement
                                                                                                                                                 is next; aligning them to
                                                                                                                                                 ensure the firing line is straight
                                               most money from the sale of your home in the least amount       rine transits submerged. They     for torpedoes.
                                               of time with the least amount of inconvenience, I encourage     form one continuous bulbous          “The boiler shop and
                                               you to consider the services of my team whose focus, drive      profile to the submarine’s        weapons department will                A 90 tonne crane lowered the port bow shutter module into
                                               and desire stems from doing things because they matter. The     nose area, and are also the       spend about three weeks                drydock to be assembled onto the nose of the sub. Boiler
                                               solid foundation I’ve established rewards creativity, which     exit point for torpedoes shot     connecting the hydraulic               makers, electricians, sandblasters, welders and weapons fit-
                                               in turn results in higher performance. If results matter, let   from the boat.                    and electrical infrastructure,”        ters spent five years crafting and reshaping and restructur-
                                               me guide you.                                                      These modules needed to be     adds Chaney. “The alignment            ing the two modules. After both modules were in place the
                                                                                                                                                                                        meticulous job of alligning them to ensure the torpedoes
                                                                                                                                                                                        can launch accurately. Then sound dampening tiles will be
                                                                                                                                                                                        affixed and it will be one step closer to completion. While
                                                                                                                                                                                        the module was attached shipwright Mike Cruickshanks sat
                                                                                                                                                                                        on the top of the boat helping to direct the workers allign-
                                                                                                                                                                                        ing the part.

                                                                                                                                                                                      process will ensure true         bow shutter modules will be
                                                                                                                                                                                      straight torpedo firing lines,   finished.
                                                                                                                                                                                      and a final torque and fasten-      Work will continue on the
                                                                                                                                                                                      ing of the modules to the sub    submarine in coming months,
                                                                                                                                                                                      will complete this portion.”     and with high tides mid sum-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sound dampening tiles         mer, the submarine will exit
                                                                                                                                                                                      need to be affixed, at which     dry dock for at-sea tests and
                                                                                                                                                                                      point the project of the         trials.




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Realtor thanks military community with cash back
S    ince January 17, 2008, many,
     many military families have
bought and sold their homes with
                                                                                                                                                                 “I know they’re out of pocket,”
                                                                                                                                                              said Keith about the expenses of
                                                                                                                                                              military members at moving time.
realtor Keith Tannahill. Keith has                                                                                                                            “Regardless of how much they are
saved them literally thousands of                                                                                                                             compensated by the DND for their
dollars of their money when selling,                                                                                                                          posting, there are always extras.”
and given cash back when buying.                                                                                                                                 Other real estate companies give
   A number of deployed CF mem-                                                                                                                               travel miles worth less than $200 on
bers who have read online about                                                                                                                               a $200,000 purchase. However, you
Keith’s offer have contacted him to                                                                                                                           get $1,000 or more back, available to
make inquiries to get information in                                                                                                                          spend when you like and as you like.
order to prepare for the time when                                                                                                                               “There are no conditions,” said
they return and are considering                                                                                                                               Keith. “You can use the extra mon-
moving to a new home.                                                                                                                                         ey any way you wish, because it’s
   If you are posted to or from Hal-                                                                                                                          not the DND but me, Keith Tan-
ifax, or even if you are moving to a                                                                                                                          nahill, giving back to the members
new home within this area, Keith                                                                                                                              and their families, who in turn give
Tannahill can help put extra cash in                                                                                                                          so much.”
your pocket.                                                                                                                                                     Keith said he’s glad to do his part
   If you purchase your home                                                                                                                                  and hopes his cash back offer will
through Keith, he will give you his                                                                                                                           support CF members and their fam-
cash to buyer incentive.                                                                                                                                      ilies at a time when they will appre-
   This applies to all MLS listings in                                                                                                                        ciate having extra money to manage
the Halifax and surrounding areas.                                                                                                                            their expenses.
   Keith Tannahill is an experienced                                                                                                                             “There’s no obligation to deal
full-time real estate agent offering     Keith and he writes an acceptable       your home for $200,000, you’ll         moving time.                          with me,” said Keith. “You can deal
qualified professional service with      offer from a qualified buyer, he will   receive $1,000 cash back.                Even though the military covers     with anybody else you want, but if
all of his listings on the MLS sys-      give you, the seller, two per cent of     During the past 25 years, Keith      much of the expense for posting,      you deal with me you are going to
tem. He can offer you all the bene-      the purchase price.                     and his wife Linda have worked         Keith says he knows money is          get money in your pockets to say,
fits of MLS with advertising and           For example, if Keith helps you       with military families posted in and   always helpful—whether it is to       ‘Thank you so much.’”
promotion plus the added incentive       sell your home for $200,000 you will    out of the Halifax area. During that   quickly replace a broken appliance,      Keith can be reached at
of his cash back offer.                  receive between $2,000 and $4,000       time, they’ve come to appreciate       get new window dressings or take a    (902) 452-3456 or email him at
   Should you list your home with        cash back. If he helps you purchase     the importance of extra cash at        holiday after the move.               tbf@eastlink.ca.




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Submariners take shots at celebrities
By Shelley Lipke,                          hockey play.




                                                                                                                                                                                           SHELLEY LIPKE, LOOKOUT NEWSPAPER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “They will have their names
Lookout Newspaper                            Spectators crowded around the                                                                                                                                                    engraved on the 63-pound Red-
                                           celebrity game for the launch of the                                                                                                                                               wood Cup, and the men’s winners

T    wo sailors from HMCS Victoria
     assumed celebrity status a week
ago when they played against former
                                           championship matches. High above
                                           the crowds, the mechanical arm of
                                           the CBC camera filmed the match.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              will be recognized on CBC’s Hock-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ey Night in Canada as Canada’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Greatest Street Hockey Players,
hockey giants and icons on Belleville        Victoria’s Commanding Officer,                                                                                                                                                   and will also win a $10,000 cash
Street in front of the legislature.        LCdr Chris Ellis dropped the ball at                                                                                                                                               prize,” said Musto.
  PO1 Garrick Logan and LCdr Paul          the face-off between Victoria Mayor                                                                                                                                                   Since 2003, CBC’s Hockey Night
Sutherland laced up their runners and      Dean Fortin and CBC sports host                                                                                                                                                    in Canada’s Play On tournament
taped up their hockey sticks for Play      Scott Russell.                                                                                                                                                                     has involved over 30,000 men and
On—CBC’s Hockey Night in Cana-               “It was a quick game on a really                                                                                                                                                 women of all skill levels and ages
da Official Canadian Street Hockey         small area, and it involved a lot of                                                                                                                                               to play street hockey in cities
Tournament Championship.                   passing,” said LCdr Sutherland. The                                                                                                                                                across Canada.
  While 30 teams from across Cana-         ball was often shot out of bounds, fly-                                                                                                                                               “This program is a great way to
da competed for the $10,000 prize          ing high over the spectators, destined                                                                                                                                             get people active and is a family-
and the sought-after Redwood Cup           for the Inner Harbour. Heads turned                                                                                                                                                oriented event to promote and par-
over the January 30 weekend, on            to follow the ball, and then focused                                                                                                                                               take in hockey at the grass-roots
three makeshift asphalt rinks, the         back on the players when a new ball              Local celebrities take on former professional hockey players in Play On,                                                          level,” said Musto.
sailors were there to represent the        was tossed in to keep the game going.            the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Official Canadian Street Hockey                                                                     Musto along with his CBC associ-
Navy in their ship’s namesake city           There were plenty of shots on net              Tournament Championship.                                                                                                          ates came to the base the next day for
and have some old-fashioned street         made by both teams, and LCdr                                                                                                                                                       a tour of the submarine, and the fleet.
hockey fun.                                Sutherland took credit for one goal.           Players shook hands, congratulat-                          stick, a basement, or a street and                                          “We showed them the different
  “We heard about the Canadian               Fast action followed with two              ed each other and vacated the street,                        everybody knows how to play. It was                                      classes of ships and took photos in
Naval Centennial (CNC) this year           penalty shots—one for each team.             making way for the official men’s                            great to play against some of these                                      front of the sub building with the kis-
and wanted the Canadian Forces             Marty the Marmot, the Salmon                 and women’s games to begin.                                  accomplished players. I especially                                       by ring and crest of Victoria in the
involved [in the celebrity game],”         Kings mascot, ran onto the street to           “That was a lot of fun, and it was                         liked to see the ex-NHL Courtnall                                        background while holding onto the
said CBC Sports Event manager              shoot one penalty shot and the crowd         an honour to represent Victoria in our                       brothers,” he said.                                                      Redwood Cup,” said PO1 Logan.
Charles Musto.                             cheered at his goal.                         hometown,” said LCdr Sutherland.                                At the end of the tournament the                                      “They were really impressed and
  The sailors joined a team of seven,        Two 15-minute periods flew by. It            Both sailors grew up playing street                        victorious teams were the women’s                                        enlightened to learn about the Navy,
touting ex-NHL hockey players for a        was a close game that ended with the         hockey. “I like it because you can                           Vancouver Wildcats and men’s Van-                                        and said they didn’t realize the Navy
celebrity version of the 4 on 4 street     sailors’ team defeated 6-5.                  play anywhere. All you need is a                             couver Ball Hoggz.                                                       had such a scope.”



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                       June          June       Sept     Oct           Oct           Nov         Dec           Jan          Feb
  CFNES                  30          100         80          45          50            50           70           65           60          550           1st
  CFMWC/FMFCS            45           40         20          60          65            80           55           80           20          465          2nd
  MARLANT                0            85         65          20          80            65            0          110           30          455           3rd         By Olivia Goguen
  LFAA/Hlth SVCS         15           55         10          75          35            35           25           95           90          435           4th         PSP Fitness and sports instructor,
  CFNOS                  60           30         50          10          0              0            0           50           75          275           5th         Fleet Gym
  TRI/ADAC               0            20         35          30          20             0           40           40           45          230           6th
  FADMO
  FLOG/FCE
                         0
                         0
                                      0
                                      70
                                                  0
                                                  0
                                                             90
                                                              0
                                                                         10
                                                                         0
                                                                                       20
                                                                                       10
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                     0
                                                                                                                 20
                                                                                                                 30
                                                                                                                               5
                                                                                                                               5
                                                                                                                                          155
                                                                                                                                           115
                                                                                                                                                        7th
                                                                                                                                                        8th
                                                                                                                                                                    W       ord is getting out. We’re get-
                                                                                                                                                                            ting calls from other ports—
                                                                                                                                                                    looks like Newfoundland is bringing
                                                                                                                                                                    out their best to strut their stuff and
                                                                                                                                                                    shed some inches.



Canadian Forces Base Halifax
                                                                                                                                                                       Submarine vs. ship.
                                                                                                                                                                       City vs city.
                                                                                                                                                                       Who will be cited in the Trident
                                                                                                                                                                    in June?
                                                                                                                                                                       The Ultimate Fitness Classes are


takes home National Championships                                                                                                                                   Ultimately Amazing. Wednesdays at
                                                                                                                                                                    1210. Inspired by sport and combat.
                                                                                                                                                                    If you got it, bring it.
                                                                                                                                                                       You asked for it, it’s here: Friday
By Benjamin J. DeLong                 and the Atlantic soccer team, gath-     goes on it will diminish.’ So, I’ve        on a par 71 course. “I do a lot of prac-   Spin Classes at 7:30 am. I want to see
Trident Staff                         ered at the bridge in Juno Tower to     always tried to play as many sports        tice,” said CWO Stuckless. “I’m a          you there.
                                      celebrate and share a lunch. Cmdre      as I can.” MS Wyatt said of his            big believer in practice.” He said that       Tools for Transformation: The

M     embers of CFB Halifax took
      home five National Sports
Championships this year: the Fleet
                                      Mark Norman attended on behalf
                                      of RAdm Maddison to offer his
                                      congratulations. “Sports are very
                                                                              teammates, including team coach
                                                                              CPO1 Mike Gourley: “It’s a great
                                                                              bunch of guys to get together with.
                                                                                                                         he was tied on hole 17, where he
                                                                                                                         made the birdie to win it. The golf
                                                                                                                         championship was between 50 men
                                                                                                                                                                    next set of Health Promotions Semi-
                                                                                                                                                                    nars will be March 5 and 19. Topics
                                                                                                                                                                    include Effective Management of
team won the National Ball Hock-      important. Being active is very         It’s really important to get to know       and women over four days.                  Stress and Goals.
ey Championship in Borden, the        important. And there’s 1,000 rea-       each other as a team. It’s the same           LCdr Melnychuk took home his               Something to think about:
Atlantic team won in men’s soccer,    sons why it’s too hard to do. It’s      in sports as it is in the military: it’s   fourth championship in squash this            That infamous photo... Moham-
CWO Tony Stuckless won the            important to be actively participat-    the team aspect.”                          year as an individual player. He           mad Ali vs. Sonny Liston... Liston
National Golf Championship in         ing in sports like these, and I have       CWO Stuckless started playing           played on the Atlantic Team as well,       prone, on the floor, gloves raised in
Shilo’s golf country as an inde-      to say that the amazing job you         golf when he was 25 years old,             but Quebec won the team champi-            supplication. Ali ready, posed, every
pendent player while MCpl Brian       guys have done is really impres-        because it was something to do when        onship. “It’s good to do both,” said       muscle a tightly coiled spring ready
MacIntosh won with team Atlantic,     sive. I envy you all,” he said.         he lived in North Bay, ON. He said         LCdr Melnychuk of the Masters and          to erupt. Ali planned, prepared,
and finally, LCdr Mike Melnychuk         MS Gerard Wyatt of the Fleet ball    that he simply has to play golf; he has    Team Championships. “It’s good to          trained and was ready to face every
won the CF Squash Masters Cham-       hockey team has been active since       to go play to relax. This was the first    have a team aspect to the game.”           challenge with his best possible
pionship in Kingston.                 he’s got into the military. “My Mas-    year in 19 years that the CF held a        Ldr Melnychuk has been playing             effort. In life, in every challenge, you
  On Thursday February 4, all the     ter Seaman said to me ‘Play as          National Golf championship, and            squash for over 30 years and has           have two choices. You can be Ali, or
champions except MCpl MacIntosh       much as you can, because as time        CWO Stuckless won by one stroke            coached other players as well.             you can be Liston. Choose Ali.


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Rally      Op Nijmegen: Team MARLANT seeks marchers
                                      By PO2 Patrick Lavigne

with CFB S




                                                                                                                                                                                                         MCPL ANGELA ABBEY, CANADIAN FORCES COMBAT CAMERA
                                      CFNES

                                          oon Team MARLANT will begin


Halifax
                                          walking the sidewalks of HRM
                                      in preparation for the annual
                                      Nijmegen Marches in the Nether-
                                      lands. This year’s theme will coin-


men’s
                                      cide with the Canadian Naval Cen-
                                      tennial; volunteers will receive
                                      valuable lessons in our very own
                                      history during the many kilometers


volleyball
                                      walked around Halifax harbour. It
                                      will be a perfect opportunity to
                                      demonstrate high physical fitness
                                      standards and a strong naval pres-
                                      ence at home and abroad.
By Virginia Beaton                       This July, the 16 teams making up
Trident staff                         the Canadian Contingent will travel
                                      to France for a parade at Vimy Ridge

T   he CFB Halifax men’s volley-
    ball team will be practicing at
Stadplex (S-24) on Mondays from
                                      before heading to Camp Heumenso-
                                      ord, an international military camp
                                      located in Nijmegen, Holland. It is
                                                                                    The 2009 Canadian Forces Nijmegen Contingent marches past the reviewing stand in downtown Nijmegen, the
                                                                                    Netherlands, after completing the 160 km march.
3 to 4pm on the front half of the     from there that the teams will com-
gym floor. All are welcome to         plete what some claim is the hardest         It is difficult to describe the        are 4000 international military mem-    well under way with the annual team
come to practice and scrimmage,       but most rewarding task of their life:     Nijmegen experience to those who         bers and 38000 civilians from 68        information briefing scheduled for
but unfortunately only CF members     march a distance of more than 40 km        have not participated. Some quietly      countries. Cheering you on are spec-    March 12 at the Fleet Club. The one
may participate in the regional       per day, for four consecutive days         claim they will never wear a boot        tators estimated to reach one million   hour briefing starts at 1pm and con-
championships.                        while carrying a rucksack weighing         again, others say they will never for-   in number. The atmosphere is elec-      sists of a short video presentation,
   The Atlantic Regional Volleyball   a minimum of 10 kg. At the end of          get representing their country in        tric. Our ancestors fought on some of   and time for questions.
championships will be held at 14      the fourth day you celebrate               such an event. Picture yourself walk-    the very same roads on which we            For additional information, con-
Wing Greenwood from April 6 to        Nijmegen style, with a five km vic-        ing down a Dutch road wearing the        will be walking.                        tact team leader Lt(N) Kaufman at
9, 2010.                              tory parade.                               Canadian uniform. Surrounding you           Planning for the 2010 marches is     Stephen.Kaufman@forces.gc.ca.




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                                                                                                         ed
                                                                                                       nd
                                                                                                     te
                                                                                                   Ex
  Terry Sweeney, Formation Fitness and Sports director, presents the COTW hockey trophy
  to LFAA.
                                                                                                      Canadian
LFAA wins COTW hockey
                                                                                                       Forces
By Ben DeLong
Trident Staff
                                                 second time this tournament in the final
                                                 game. In their first meeting, CFNOS edged
                                                 out LFAA 2-1. CFNOS was hoping to repeat,
                                                                                                     Appreciation
S   even teams braved frigid temperatures in
    the rink to compete in this year’s COTW
Hockey Championship, February 1 to 5 at
                                                 allowing them to capture their third straight
                                                 hockey title. However, LFAA wasn’t ready to
                                                 roll over just yet. LFAA came out of the gates
                                                                                                         We would like to show our
Shannon Arena. CFNOS, which has won the          hard, scoring after only 40 seconds to take an       appreciation for all the men and
championship for the past two years, contin-     early lead. Meaden would put LFAA up 2-0
ued its domination, going undefeated in this     four minutes later. This game was shaping up        women employed in the Canadian
year’s round robin play. LFAA, CFNES and         very differently from the first one, which
Trinity also advanced to the semi-finals.        CFNOS controlled. CFNOS responded with its           Forces and their commitment to
  CFNOS continued to roll over teams on          first goal at 5 minutes in to the first period.
their way to the championship game, defeat-      LFAA scored again, halfway through the sec-
                                                                                                          fighting for our Country.
ing Trinity 8-1 in the first semifinal game of   ond and managed to keep CFNOS goalless for
the morning. The second semifinal game           more than 20 minutes. With the score 3-1,
looked to be a lot closer pitting, CFNES
against LFAA (CFNES and LFAA had tied for
                                                 CFNES rallied and was able to put one more
                                                 goal on the board, but it was too little, too
                                                                                                        From now until January 31st,
second place after round robin play.) How-
ever, after four days of hockey, LFAA was
                                                 late. LFAA won 3-2 and captured its first
                                                 hockey championship of the century.
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Greetings from the Olympics
By Jean Labonté,                 of an inspiration you will be   rest assured that we will have
Scott Niedermayer &              in our quest for three gold     you in our thoughts and
Hayley Wickenheiser              medals in the coming months.    prayers. We are so proud to
Capt, Sledge Hockey Team,           People throw out words       be Canadians, and owe so
Capt, Men’s Hockey Team &        like war and battle way too     much of what we have here to
Capt, Women’s Hockey Team        often when speaking about       you, the Canadian military.
                                 sports such as hockey.          We will do our best to repre-

A    s we get ready to repre-
     sent Canada at the 2010
                                    As athletes, we know that
                                 what we do for our country
                                                                 sent you well in competition,
                                                                 and look forward to a day in
Olympic and Paralympic
Winter Games in February
                                 can never measure up to your
                                 contributions—the sacrifice
                                                                 the very near future when
                                                                 you will return home safely
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