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Honorary colonels in Canada’s Air Force

– “What is an honorary colonel?” “How do you become one?” “What is the job description?” These were just a few of the questions that instantly popped into my head.

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CAF Story | Dad follows in son’s footsteps to join the Army Reserves

– My favourite part with having my dad in the Forces is now, we have so much more in common. We spend so much more time together talking about the military and it’s pretty neat.

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‘Swift, Skilled, Alert’ – mother and soldier Sergeant Melissa Walcott’s story

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Sergeant Melissa Walcott isn’t just “any other soldier,” as this mother of three is continually seeking challenges to push herself mentally and physically – all the while balancing the demands of being a soldier, signaller, leader, wife, mother, and role model!

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Immersion trip to Quebec City for the Continuous French Course, 2018-2019: Operation Picturesque

– For a group of CAF members at CFB Borden who had been taking the Canadian Forces Language School’s Continuous French Course at Borden since July 2018, a cultural and language immersion week in Quebec City was a unique and memorable element of their language learning.

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Canadian Rangers save brother and sister after snowmobile fire

– A brother and sister escaped unharmed when their snowmobile was destroyed by fire while they were travelling from Wunnumin Lake to Nibinamik, two small Oji-Cree communities in the Far North of Ontario.

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Celebrating #MyCAFmom – Share your photos for Mother’s Day

– Posted, deployed, or holding down the fort, mothers stand as leaders in our community, and in the Defence Team.

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CAF Story | “Nothing is impossible”

– I joined the CAF in 1985 as a reservist. After being in the reserve for all summer, I kind of fell in love with the teamwork, the hard work, being outside all the time. To be the first woman RSM at CANSOFCOM headquarters is a big accomplishment for me…

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CAF Story | The Terrifying But Beautiful Sea

– There’s people crying and people yelling, people screaming. I was thinking that that was it to myself. I was like: “OK, I’m gonna die here, so.” I’m LCdr Kim Poirier. I currently work at director of Naval Strategy…

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CAF Story | Keeping Santa Safe: A CAF Christmas Story

– I am Captain Sébastien Tremblay-Verreault from 3 Wing Bagotville. I escorted Santa in 2016. For a Canadian fighter pilot, it’s a very important task to escort Santa. It’s a big honour for us to be able to do that…

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CAF Story | Mom and Dad in Command of the Same Ship

– There have been a couple of times where we have both been deployed at the same time. And sometimes that can be tricky to stick handle in terms of the parenting roles…

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