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Tag: Women in the CAF – Highlighting achievements of women in the CAF.

How a service dog can change your life

– Here’s how a two-year-old Texan named Dodger changed the life of a Canadian Armed Forces member.

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MilSpouse Collective Annual Conference

– The inaugural MilSpouse Collective Annual Conference was more than just a business and networking opportunity for Candian military spouses.

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Northern Lights Aero Foundation announces 2019 award winners

– Two RCAF women are among the 2019 winners of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation “Elsie” awards, which honour Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace.

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444 Squadron welcomes Honorary Colonel Sarah Leo

– On National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force welcomed Sarah Leo to the RCAF family when she was invested as the new honorary colonel of 444 Combat Support Squadron, located at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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D-Day Profile of Courage: Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner

– Leading Aircraftwoman Eugénie “Frankie” Turner was principally responsible for two RCAF squadrons (408 and 426), each squadron having 15 bombers. During D-Day, she worked 24 hours straight to keep the squadrons’ operations up-to-the-minute on developing events.

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RCAF senior non-commissioned officers shine on USAF leadership course

– Three RCAF students rose to the top of their recent USAF leadership class, demonstrating the quality, capabilities and professionalism of our non-commissioned officers to our coalition partners.

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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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It’s all in the family for this mother-daughter duo

– Colonel Audrey Shortridge and Lieutenant (Navy) Victoria Shortridge are no strangers to breaking the proverbial glass ceiling. Mother and daughter have forged military careers in settings where they were often the only women in the room.

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Moms and music

– In celebration of Mother’s Day, we visit 12 Wing Pipes and Drums in Shearwater, Nova Scotia, where three mothers have passed their love of the pipes and drums to their children, and play with them in the band.

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#MyCAFMom – Celebrating Mothers’ Day

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