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CAF Story | “Nothing is impossible”

– I joined the CAF in 1985 as a reservist. After being in the reserve for all summer, I kind of fell in love with the teamwork, the hard work, being outside all the time. To be the first woman RSM at CANSOFCOM headquarters is a big accomplishment for me…

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CAF Story | Keeping Santa Safe: A CAF Christmas Story

– I am Captain Sébastien Tremblay-Verreault from 3 Wing Bagotville. I escorted Santa in 2016. For a Canadian fighter pilot, it’s a very important task to escort Santa. It’s a big honour for us to be able to do that…

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CAF Story | Mom and Dad in Command of the Same Ship

– There have been a couple of times where we have both been deployed at the same time. And sometimes that can be tricky to stick handle in terms of the parenting roles…

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CAF Story | The Journey of a CANSOFCOM Supporter

– I’m Captain Farhan Saqib. I’m a supporter at CANSOFCOM. As a young guy, growing up, I wanted to join the military because I was adventurous, I was looking for a challenge. My family was very supportive…

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CAF Story | Diversity is a Strength for the Forces

– My name is Lieutenant-Commander Desmond James. I’m a member of the Royal Canadian Navy…

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CAF Story | Dentistry on the High Seas

– My name is Captain Aaron Lee. Being an army captain, I’m not used to be on a ship, but I feel very lucky to be on the Asterix. I would say the dental clinic is as nice as any dental clinic that I’ve worked at within the Forces…

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CAF Story | PTSD – Invisible Wounds

– My name is Lieutenant-Colonel Rhonda Lee Crew, I am a nursing officer in the Canadian Armed Forces…

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NDWCC Shares: MCpl Mike Trauner’s CAF Story

– After losing his legs while deployed to Afghanistan, retired Master Corporal Mike Trauner went through an exhaustive ordeal trying to find his new normal. In 2016, Prince Harry challenged him to compete at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. As a soldier, the challenge gave him the drive he needed to take part in two indoor rowing events, he won gold in both.

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CAF Story: “I chose piano and I never regretted it.”

– Transcript Hello. My name is Sergeant Natalia Lerner, and I am a musician in the Canadian Armed Forces. I am part Central Band and my position is that of a pianist and cymbal player. So my principal instrument is piano and my secondary instrument is cymbals. I am a first-generation Canadian. My family’s history begins …

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CAF Story | “Hey Padre, do you have a minute?”

– I’m Colonel Barbara Putnam. I’m a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces. And currently, I’m the director of strategic support in the office of the chapel general…

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