1. AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WITH THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS, WARRANT OFFICER TRACY EVANS WILL RETIRE ON 05 NOV 2020.

2. TRACY ENROLLED IN THE COMMUNICATIONS RESERVE 29 JUNE 1990 AS A RADIO TELETYPE OPERATOR WITH 722 COMMUNICATION SQUADRON, SAINT JOHN, NB. AFTER YEARS OF CHASING CALL OUTS, SHE FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT AND TRANSFERRED TO THE REGULAR FORCE AS A RADIO OPERATOR ON 03 JANNUARY 2000 AND POSTED TO 2 SERVICE BATTALION, CFB PETAWAWA.

3. IN 2002, SHE WAS POSTED TO 2 CMBG HQ & SIG SQN AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR, SHE DEPLOYED TO UNDOF GOLAN HEIGHTS, QUNAYTIRAH, SYRIA, CAMP FAOUAR, AS AN SDS DRIVER AND CALL SIGN ZERO OPERATOR. AFTER RETURNING HOME, SHE HAD THE PLEASURE OF COMPLETING HER LEADERSHIP COURSE AND WAS THEN PROMOTED TO MCPL. SHE DEPLOYED TO TF KABUL NCE, CAMP JULIEN AFGHANISTAN IN 2005 WHERE SHE WAS SECTION 2I/C OF THE RADIO REBROADCASTING STATION LOCATED ON TV HILL.

4. TRACY WAS POSTED TO THE CANADIAN FORCES JOINT SIGNALS REGIMENT, CFB KINGSTON IN 2006. THIS IS WHERE SHE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE WORLD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. IN NOVEMBER 2007, SHE DEPLOYED TO JTF AFGHANISTAN NCE, IN KANDAHAR WITH MT7, AS TLAN SECTION IC. SHORTLY AFTER RETURNING HOME IN 2008, SHE WAS PROMOTED TO SGT AND MOVED TO 3 SQN OPS. IN 2010, SHE RETURNED TO AFGHANISTAN FOR A THIRD TIME WITH JTFA RC S HQ, KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, AS THE MULTINATIONAL SERVICE DESK MANAGER. IN 2011, TRACY DEPLOYED ON A TAV TO KOSOVO AND BOSNIA. SHE WAS THEN POSTED TO FORT FRONTENAC 2013 WITH THE CANADIAN ARMY COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE WHERE SHE WAS THE SERVICE DESK MANAGER. PROMOTED TO WARRANT OFFICER IN 2016 AND SENT ON HER WAY TO HER FINAL POSTING IN OTTAWA WITH 76 COMMUNICATIONS REGIMENT, DIRECTOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT END USER SERVICES (DIMEUS), AS SECRET NETWORK SERVICES FIRST LINE (SNS1) TROOP WARRANT OFFICER.

5. TRACY PLANS TO ENJOY HER RETIREMENT WITH HER FAMILY HERE IN OTTAWA, WHILE ENJOYING SOME DOWN TIME.

6. THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL DWD DUE TO COVID-19. THERE WILL BE A CASUAL GATHERING DOWN EAST LATER IN THE SUMMER OR ONCE ALLOWED IN THE PROVINCE. CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES, ANECDOTES, STORIES AND PHOTOS ARE WELCOME AND MAY BE SENT TO SGT ISABELLE EVANS VIA EMAIL AT [email protected].

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