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

Sailor up for CISM Athlete of the Year Award

– AB Yvette Yong has been a rising star in the world of military sports and martial arts. She brought home the gold in the 2018 Pan American Taekwondo Championships where she represented the Canadian Armed Forces, and was ranked number one in the world in women’s fin weight category.

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Canadian Ranger receives Order of Military Merit

– Sergeant Kamenawatamin is the first woman among the Rangers in Ontario to receive the Order of Military Merit, an honour that was created in 1972 to recognize outstanding service and devotion to duty by members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Desert rose challenge complete

– Master Corporal Tanya Gendron of the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School, successfully completed the Trophée roses des sables challenge in October. She crossed the Moroccan desert alone on a quad (four-wheeler) in a life-changing adventure that she will remember for a long time.

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Holiday traditions in the Royal Canadian Air Force

– As do all military organizations, the Royal Canadian Air Force treasures and maintains a number of special traditions associated with the holiday period. From Christmas dinners to “sticky floors” to New Year’s levees . . . Read the rest of the story . . .

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16 Wing “Shave for the Brave”

– Three Royal Canadian Air Force members shave their heads in benefit of the Canadian Cancer Society.

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CAF champion for women leads gender seminar with the Jordanian Armed Forces

– Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) champion for women, Commodore Rebecca Patterson, led a mixed panel of Canadian, Jordanian and NATO members during the October 22, 2018 gender seminar held at the Jordanian Peace Operations Training Centre.

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Airwomen from 17 Wing inspire at Girls in Aviation Day

– During Winnipeg Girls in Aviation Day, airwomen of 17 Wing Winnipeg showed girls aged eight to 17 that a career in the Royal Canadian Air Force could be for them.

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Corporal (retired) Jean Elizabeth Martin celebrates her 100th birthday

– Corporal (retired) Jean Elizabeth Martin (née Kines), who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Women’s Division from 1942 to 1945, celebrated her 100th birthday on October 20, 2018.

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New honorary colonel for 16 Wing Borden

– Renee van Kessel was formally invested as 16 Wing Borden’s new honorary colonel on October 12, 2018. She replaces Honorary Colonel Bill Coyle, who served as an honorary colonel for two RCAF organizations for 17 years . . . Click here to keep reading the story.

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New commander takes over Canada’s Formation Europe

– On September 7, Brigadier-General Darlene Quinn assumed command of Canada’s Formation Europe – an appointment that includes the accompanying duty of National Military Representative to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

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