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Tag: Women in the CAF

RCAF all-women technician team heads to international competition

– The world’s best air technicians will test their skills at the annual Air Maintenance Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, in April 2019. The RCAF is sending five teams to compete, including an all-women team.

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Wrens trailblazer was a “precious part of Canada”

– The first woman to command a ship in the British Commonwealth, she was captain of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Conestoga in Galt, Ont., during the Second World War.

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Fencing for Canada on the world stage

– Lieutenant Belanna McLean of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo Health Services is passionate about fencing as a true and serious discipline. “It’s hard, don’t let me say it’s not,” Lt McLean says regarding her chosen sport. “You need hand-eye coordination with your sword, plus you have tactics. It’s like playing a game of chess.”

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War fighter: Lt(N) Anne Day

– She is a war fighter, a wife and a mother. An Above Water Warfare Officer, Lieutenant(Navy) Anne-Marie Day challenges many people’s perceptions of what a young leader and war fighter looks like in today’s Royal Canadian Navy.

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog: International Women’s Day

– International Women’s Day matters, but I emphasize all the time that it’s not about one day of the year, it’s about every day of the year.

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Willa Walker blazed the trail for RCAF airwomen

– A natural-born leader, Willa Walker was responsible for setting up training depots all over Canada and for the overall discipline and efficiency of the RCAF Women’s Division. Her enthusiasm and determination convinced many young women to follow in her footsteps.

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Gone is the “one size fits all” approach: Accommodating women in the military

– Gone is the “one size fits all” approach when buying clothing and equipment…

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Canadian Armed Forces sailor named International Military Athlete of the Year

– Bravo Zulu to Canadian Armed Forces Able Seaman (AB) Yvette Yong, of the Royal Canadian Navy!

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DT News: March 8th is International Women’s Day and we welcome the first interim Fighter Jets in Cold Lake

– The Defence Women’s Advisory Organization recently invited Deputy Minister Jody Thomas to speak about women at Defence.

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