HMCS Regina Returns Home after Operation Artemis

first_img March 18, 2013 View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic After travelling 50,000 nautical miles for Operation Artemis, HMCS Regina returned home March 14. It’s been eight months since the warship sailed from Esquimalt, B.C., on a mission to keep the Arabian Sea secure.The Canadian ship was part of a multinational naval force – Combined Task Force 150 – tasked to monitor the area for troublesome activity. “Our economy floats on salt water and our mission was to promote security, sovereignty and prosperity across the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman,” explains Commander Jason Boyd, Regina’s commanding officer. “These are some of the most important shipping lanes in the world. This involves keeping the sea lanes safe and preventing the shipping of illicit cargo.”While at sea in the operational area, Regina boarded and examined 19 vessels. Its embarked Sea King helicopter quickly became a familiar sight on the horizon, clocking 388 hours of air time. And the ship’s newsiest capability, the unmanned aerial vehicle that was manned by four soldiers and a small team of civilians, was in the air for 545 hours to take surveillance photos.The peak of this deployment took place January 11 when Regina disrupted a drug smuggling operation on the seas. More than 1,000 pounds of narcotics were dropped overboard in an effort to rid the boat of its illegal activity.“We felt good for intercepting those narcotics and not allowing them to get into the hands they were intended to,” says Cdr Boyd. “I can’t speculate where the cargo was destined for, but we were happy to make that interception.”It wasn’t all high seas law-breaking drama though. The ship helped a dhow in distress. The crew had run out of fuel, food and water. Regina provided the small crew rations and water before sending them on their way.As the ship charted a course for home, they made goodwill visits along the way. Orphanages in Malaysia and the Philippines received a helping hand from crew members, who visited with the children and provided a work party to fix up the establishments. “Our sailors really excel as outstanding representatives of Canada and were great ambassadors in the ports we stopped in,” says Cdr Boyd. “They reached deep in their pockets while visiting kids who had very unfortunate standards of living, and I am really proud of them.”Regina will now undergo a maintenance period, and then eventually enter the Halifax Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension program.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 18 2013; Image: Canadian Navy View post tag: operation View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMCS View post tag: after Back to overview,Home naval-today HMCS Regina Returns Home after Operation Artemis View post tag: home View post tag: Regina Share this article View post tag: Artemis View post tag: Returns HMCS Regina Returns Home after Operation Artemislast_img read more

Syracuse dominates at the plate and in the circle for doubleheader sweep of Savannah State

first_img Published on March 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] Five total home runs for Syracuse, including two from Corinne Ozanne and 24 strikeouts from the pitching staff led the Orange (11-11, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) to two victories over Savannah State (10-15) Tuesday afternoon in Savannah, Georgia.SU took the first game, 8-2, and the second, 7-0, climbing back to .500 on the season.Senior Jocelyn Cater threw a complete game for the Orange in game one, surrendering two runs on four hits, while walking none and falling one strikeout shy of her career high. Her 15 strikeouts are the most by a Syracuse pitcher in a single game this season.Savannah State pitcher Amanda Hallman gave up all eight runs on nine hits, and Ozanne, freshman Hannah Dossett and junior Alyssa Dewes each went yard for Syracuse.Leading 5-1, Ozanne nailed a 2-1 pitch to deep center field, notching three RBIs and putting the Orange up 8-1. Savannah State countered with one run in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough for the Tigers in their six-run loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe second game was again dominated by the Orange, who knocked in seven runs on seven hits in the nightcap.Junior Sydney O’Hara notched an RBI triple in the third inning, the first triple of her career, and freshman Andrea Bombace hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the sixth. It was her fourth homer on the season, which is second on the team to Ozanne’s six.Ozanne stayed hot in the second game, posting four RBIs on a double and a home run. Her six home runs, 21 hits and 19 RBIs all lead SU through 22 games.Sophomore AnnaMarie Gatti got the start for Syracuse in the circle, giving up no runs on five hits, while striking out three and walking two in five innings of work. She was followed in relief by O’Hara, who struck out all six batters she faced in the final two innings.The Orange will continue its road trip on Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, against Charleston Southern and pick up ACC play this weekend against Florida State. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society to feature paranormal investigator on Aug. 26

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 364 weeks ago *facepalm* Report Reply 0 replies · active 364 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m., Lori DeWinkler, Lead Investigator and Historian for Moonlit Ghost Hunts, will present the program “Wellington After Dark” to Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Wellington Senior Center, 308 S. Washington.Lori DeWinkler, a paranormal investigator since 2008, loves being a paranormal investigator for Moonlit Ghost Hunts, www.moonlitghosthunts.com.But Dewinkler doesn’t just go to a location for the first time on the night of the investigation. She checks out the location ahead of time. Thoroughly.She researches the building’s history, who owned it, who lived there, and maybe even who died there.She reads newspaper articles, talks to folks who know the history of the location, and the area, searches for clues, and compiles and analyzes her findings before the group ever goes in to investigate. And she gets excited when the pieces of the historic puzzle start falling into place and she can pull together a structure’s fascinating history before an investigation.DeWinkler will share several fascinating stories about Wellington and Sumner County and bring along some of the tools they use to investigate.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.. There is no charge for the program and everyone is welcome. In case of bad weather cancellation, contact Jane Moore at 620-447-3266. For more information, go to www.ks-schgs.blogspot.com.last_img read more