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

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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Paralympic athlete invested as honorary colonel of 15 Wing Moose Jaw

– Gold-medaled athlete turned honorary colonel, Lisa Franks, brings a new perspective to the Canadian Armed Forces, and provides a vital link between the RCAF and local communities.

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Army Bombardier is first woman to achieve Forces test perfection

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Just say “it is time for your mandatory annual FORCE Evaluation” and even some seasoned Canadian Armed Forces members get nervous – but not Bombardier Marie-Herene Maillet, who scored an unheard-of 100 per cent.

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RCAF technicians make a winning impression at aerospace maintenance competition

– RCAF air maintenance technicians took home awards from the Aerospace Maintenance Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia, in April. It was the first time the RCAF had sent teams to compete.

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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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