Atlantic Region News

No matter the challenge, Canadians can rest assured that their navy is ‘Ready, Aye, Ready’ to meet changing demands, emergency situations, and evolving threats to our sovereignty and security.

Whether deployed in the Arabian Sea on maritime security operations, assisting with domestic operations and humanitarian aid, or helping to support the local communities in which we reside, we have stories to share and invite you to learn more about your navy’s contributions at home and around the world.

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PO2 Lieu Achieves Platinum in the CAF FORCE Test

PO2 Lieu Achieves Platinum in the CAF FORCE Test

Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Hoa Lieu recently hit her fitness goal by reaching Platinum in the FORCE Operational Fitness Evaluation.  Achieving an almost perfect score of 398 out of 400, she has accomplished a feat only one percent of CAF members have reached since the FORCE Evaluation began in 2013.

Angela Bezanson

Women excelling in skilled trades at FMF Cape Scott

The modern Royal Canadian Navy is one taking steps to promote an increasingly diverse workforce along gender lines, with proud men and women serving alongside each other across ranks and trades. And while women can be found in all roles on RCN ships, these efforts are also taking place behind the scenes, and amongst the largely-civilian teams at the Navy’s Fleet Maintenance Facilities.

Like mother, like daughter: family members deploy together with HMCS Toronto

Like mother, like daughter: family members deploy together with HMCS Toronto

For most CAF members, separation from family and loved ones can be one of the most difficult aspects of a long international deployment. For two members of the crew of HMCS Toronto, however, an upcoming sail to Operation REASSURANCE will actually be a bit of a family reunion.

            LS Melanie Shering, a Naval Combat Information Operator who’s been with Toronto for nearly three years, was recently joined on board by the ship’s new Imagery Technician, MCpl Manuela Berger, who also happens to be her mother. The pair departed Halifax along with the rest of the ship’s company on January 19, and will be shipmates for the next six months in the Mediterranean sea.

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