Ford Strengthening Relations with the Royal Canadian Navy

Visiting ports is not just about sightseeing and adventuring. It’s about building relations and helping the community. During their first international port visit, Sailors assigned to the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) not only played in a soccer match against their Royal Canadian counterparts, but strengthened a bond with an ally. During the Halifax, Navo Scotia port visit, Ford Sailors competed against Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Sailors in a soccer match at Porteous Field, Halifax. “I think it’s great we can both come together and play…

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USS Gerald R Ford Makes Halifax Her First Foreign Port Call

The first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and embarked crew arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the ship’s first international port visit, Oct. 28, 2022. Ford deployed from Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 4, on its first deployment and has been conducting multinational maritime exercises and operations in the Atlantic Ocean with NATO Allies Canada, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, and Germany. “We have been operating alongside our Allies and partners on the high seas, training our interoperability and interchangeability,” said Capt. Paul Lanzilotta, commanding officer of the USS Gerald R.…

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Barry Pitcher Named CEO of Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Barry Pitcher is the new CEO of a not-for-profit organization that’s been present in his work life pretty much since his career began. Today marks his first day at the helm of Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS), the province’s premier provider of security and background screening services. “I have always had the utmost respect for the security professionals who work at Commissionaires. They were the steadfast keepers of all my places of employment while I was in uniform,” said Pitcher. He says his personal connection to the organization, as well as…

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