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.
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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.
4 TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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hour map and compass eco-adventure from the Cold War Magnificent welcomes
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forests, extremely wet bogs, fast-flow- Cold War era, Biff Hawke is looking for 24 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps
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Holiday Shopping Regional Search and Rescue and pro- bershop Chorus. We sing unaccompa- youth age 12 to 18 years. If you are
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TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 5
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.
6 TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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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TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 7
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
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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TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 9
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
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.
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.
10 TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Canada’s Naval Commanders MARLANT
By Cdr (ret’d) Len Canfield of two submarines, the cruiser Aurora and
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
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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TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 11
GT BRUNO TURCOTTE, CF COMBAT CAMERA
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.”
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
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 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
fundraising to donate funds will be held in the Officers’ know you will do so with all
towards the Red Cross’ relief Mess main dining room on the heart, compassion and
effort. The GCWCC team has February 23 at noon. The determination you can. Patricia Wilson
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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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More than 12 years experience in Military relocation
thanks to the CF
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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TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 17
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.
on the list
18 TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Not always healthy,
By Harold White
Health Promotion Manager
Take the challenge
n Canada, March is designated as
a month to focus on the concept
of healthy eating and sound nutri-
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
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
Successful students + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
The Commandant and staff at Canadian Forces Naval Operations School (CFNOS) Halifax congratulate the recent Baptisms & Marriages – By appointment
students of the Naval Electronics Sensor Operator QL-5A Course Session 0014 on the successful completion of their
Intermediate Sensor Operator course. We look forward to seeing them apply their trade at sea and working towards the
next trade qualification. “It is a good thing to go to
Back row left to right: LS Zinck, LS McMurray, LS Bradbury. Front Row: LS Thompson, LS Dingle, top student LS
Truscott, LS Morris, LS Stewart, MS Jensen (OPI). the house of the Lord.”
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34 Mistake 33 Laotian person
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TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 21
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
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
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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
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24 TRIDENT, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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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2009/2010 COTW sports
Soccer Golf SloPitch Running Badm VBall Squash FlHock Hockey Points Place
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
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
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
oon Team MARLANT will begin
walking the sidewalks of HRM
in preparation for the annual
Nijmegen Marches in the Nether-
lands. This year’s theme will coin-
cide with the Canadian Naval Cen-
tennial; volunteers will receive
valuable lessons in our very own
history during the many kilometers
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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Terry Sweeney, Formation Fitness and Sports director, presents the COTW hockey trophy
LFAA wins COTW hockey
By Ben DeLong
second time this tournament in the final
game. In their first meeting, CFNOS edged
out LFAA 2-1. CFNOS was hoping to repeat,
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
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sent you well in competition,
and look forward to a day in
Olympic and Paralympic
Winter Games in February
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the very near future when
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