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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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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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Army Reservist, athlete and engineering consultant is ‘Never bored and never boring’

– Regina, Saskatchewan — A grappler, a soldier, and a consultant walk into the room. No, it is not the start of a bad joke, but it is simply my life in all its variety.

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Regimental Sergeant-Major enjoys rare Mother’s Day at ‘home’ with 40,000 strangers

– Hamilton, Ontario — Her steadfast commitment to the Army Reserve has often complicated traditional family events, and this is one of the first Mother’s Days that Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher has been able to enjoy with her family.

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From maternity leave to combat – mother in Canadian Army learns resilience

– Gagetown, New Brunswick — Sergeant Marie-Eve Martin successfully balances her role as a Gunner in the Canadian Army with the role of motherhood, although not without occasional heart-ache.

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Joined at 40, Supply Technician likes mix of stability and excitement

– Ottawa, Ontario — Got all your gear, fuel and rations? Thank your Supply Technician.

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She listened to her ‘Madda,’ enjoyed 37 years within the Defence Team

– Ottawa, Ontario — Even Corporal (Retired) Hyacinth Telfer has to admit that her “Madda” did know best after all.

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Armoured reconnaissance commanding officer blazes new trail for women

– Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan — “First In – Last Out.” No one holds the first part of the motto of armoured reconnaissance squadrons truer than Major Gillian Dulle, Commander of the Saskatchewan Dragoons.

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Military Police red only defining colour for Reservist

– Winnipeg, Manitoba — Her mother’s words, “embrace what makes you different,” have kept Corporal Peggy Harris motivated to seek new challenges during her nearly two-decade career with the Canadian Armed Forces.

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One of the first black Canadian women soldiers tells her story

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — “You couldn’t get a job in a store or anywhere if you were black, so we joined the Reserves,” said Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke.

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