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An interview based podcast, hosted by Military Family Services U.S., that explores the lives of Canadian Armed Forces Families who are posted outside of Canada - often for years at a time. Get a glimpse into the CAF OUTCAN world with these unique stories of resiliency and courage. Share in their struggles, and cheer for their triumphs. Here are the voices of our OUTCAN families!
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The military life is one full of many twists and turns, and OUTCAN postings seem to throw even more of them our way. Today we introduce you to Lyane, a young military spouse who has learned how to pivot around those obstacles that have come her way, to bring her to a place of employment, education, and motherhood.  Learn about her experiences on her family's OUTCAN posting.For more information about Education while OUTCAN go to: www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/education For more information about Employment while OUTCAN go to:www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/employment For more information about having a baby while OUTCAN go to:www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/havingababy To check out more VOO podcast episode:www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/podcast 
The month of April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, so we wanted to feature a francophone CAF spouse who used their OUTCAN posting as a time to gain a positive perspective, become a virtual volunteer with MFS(US) Outreach Advisory Committee, and impact our CAF families - both English and French, across the U.S. Today’s guest is Anne. MFS(US) is pleased to share her francophone perspective of OUTCAN!www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/podcasthttps://www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/rockysadventuresLe mois d’avril est le mois de la reconnaissance des bénévoles. Alors, nous désirons vous présenter une conjointe des FAC francophone qui vit présentement hors Canada. Celle-ci a utilisé cette opportunité pour s’impliquer comme bénévole virtuelle au sein du Comité consultatifs des familles militaires vivant aux États-Unis dans une région considérée éloignée. Nous voulons démontrer quel impact ce comité a auprès des familles militaires canadiennes – francophone ou anglophones - résidant aux États-Unis. Aujourd’hui notre invité s’appelle Anne et les Services aux familles militaires (SFM) sont heureux de vous partager son expérience hors Canada.
The month of March is National Nutrition Month, so we wanted to feature some CAF spouses who used their OUTCAN posting as a time to really focus on their health, physical activity and nutrition. Today’s guest is Biba. From escaping East Germany and being a part of that History, to obtaining her decades long dream of Canadian Citizenship, to representing Canada along with her husband and daughter in Tampa, Florida on OUTCAN, to becoming the "strong in all ways" gladiator woman she is right now. MFS(US) is honoured to call her a fellow Canadian, and we are so pleased to share her STRONG Voice of OUTCAN!www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/podcast
The month of March is National Nutrition Month, so we wanted to feature some CAF spouses who used their OUTCAN posting as a time to really focus on their health, physical activity and nutrition. Today’s guest is Michelle Darrell. Michelle share's her story of a 100+ pound weightloss, and discovering the importance of a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. You can follow Michelle's story at her blog: momdaymotivation.com. 
In today's episode we meet Bona Normandeau, a military spouse who is getting ready to head back to Canada after a 5 year posting to the U.S. Bona shares her family's experience, including how her search for happiness during this posting led her to starting her own podcast - The Happier You. You can check it out at thehappieryou.net on any place you listen to your podcasts.Get a glimpse into the CAF OUTCAN world with these unique stories of resiliency and courage. Here are the voices of our OUTCAN families! Check out the rest of our episodes at: www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/podcast 
In episode 5 we meet Darlene - a single CAF Member and woman, experiencing OUTCAN in southern Ohio. Darlene is one of our many CAF families who is part of our Outreach designation in the U.S. Meaning she is in a location where there are only a couple other CAF families and no onsite MFSUS staff. Join us in hearing her story of navigating this past year of OUTCAN during Covid.Get a glimpse into the CAF OUTCAN world with these unique stories of resiliency and courage. Here are the voices of our OUTCAN families! Check out the rest of our episodes at: www.cafconnection.ca/unitedstates/podcast 
November is Adoption Awareness Month. Canadian Military Families are fostering and adopting kids all over the world. Along with last week’s episode and today’s, we share 2 stories of families who adopted while OUTCAN U.S. Join us for today’s story of a family who went from 2 kids to 6 kids overnight, when they adopted a sibling group of 4 girls.Please note that MFSUS does not endorse or promote OUTCAN adoptions, and is not able to provide guidance or support to a family choosing to foster or adopt. These 2 special episodes are to highlight 2 families who made this decision and journey on their own.
Episode 3: Adoption Story Part 1 – A Forever FamilyNovember is Adoption Awareness Month. Canadian Military Families are fostering and adopting kids all over the world. The next 2 episodes are sharing 2 stories of families who adopted while OUTCAN U.S. Join us for today’s story of a family in Colorado who has given a forever family to a young man named James.Please note that MFSUS does not endorse or promote OUTCAN adoptions, and is not able to provide guidance or support to a family choosing to foster or adopt. These 2 special episodes are to highlight 2 families who made this decision and journey on their own.
In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Elizabeth Morris and Carolyn Carter have graciously agreed to share their OUTCAN breast cancer battle with us. Get a glimpse into the CAF OUTCAN world with these unique stories of resiliency and courage. Here are the voices of our OUTCAN families!
What is it like to spend 15 of the last 20 years on different OUTCAN postings?Stephanie shares her family's story.Get a glimpse into the CAF OUTCAN world with these unique stories of resiliency and courage. Here are the voices of our OUTCAN families!
Pilot Episode

Pilot Episode

2020-09-2806:08

In this short pilot episode, you will be introduced to this season's host: Joanna Church
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