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Liberating potential: Sailors and young women inspire one another in West Africa

– On February 23, 2019, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Shawinigan entered the Port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Within an hour, crews departed for an event in the local community that, for many, would turn out to be a career high-point.

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Like mother, like daughter: Family members deploy together with HMCS Toronto

– LS Melanie Shering, who’s been with HMCS Toronto for nearly three years, was recently joined by the ship’s new Imagery Technician, MCpl Manuela Berger, who happens to be her mother.

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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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RCN promotes gender inclusiveness in West Africa

– Equal gender representation at the leadership level is not always easy to come by in any organization, but the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is paving the way and proving that it’s possible.

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Vietnamese refugee gives back as naval officer

– Having been given a fresh opportunity, Lieutenant-Commander Kim Poirrier wanted to give back to her adopted country. “To truly appreciate this privilege is to give back,” she says.

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Women can achieve anything with the Navy

– The Canadian Armed Forces’ efforts to beef up the number of women in the military received the support of the Achieve Anything Foundation in early February.

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Twin sisters follow similar paths through Navy career

– The two sisters have been members of the Royal Canadian Navy since 2005. They completed their basic training together, and their careers have progressed in lockstep with each other ever since.

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Canadian Leaders at Sea program engages women

– Participants experienced an action-packed and physically demanding demonstration of RCN operations aboard a Canadian warship.

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