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"Bravo Zulu" / December 3, 2015

Each week we celebrate the exploits of the exceptional men and women of your Navy from coast to coast.

We mark these outstanding achievements using the traditional naval signal for a job well done...

…Bravo Zulu

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Bravo Zulu to three members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) team who distinguished themselves by achieving the highest levels in their respective sports, leading to individual recognition for each at the 2015 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) National Sports Awards ceremony.

Lieutenant-Commander (Ret’d) Antonio Zezza was presented with the Dedication to Canadian Armed Forces Sports award for his tireless devotion to both swimming and lifesaving as a coach, volunteer and organizer and manager.

Petty Officer 2nd class Craig Wells, a coach based at CFB Halifax, was awarded Coach of the Year honours as a coach in multiple sports, both summer and winter sports, and both men’s and women’s sports, with all of his teams achieving high tournament standing.

Ordinary Seaman Yvette Yong, a Naval Communicator in HMCS York, was named CAF Female Athlete of the Year for her elite-level participation in Taekwondo. After competing at the Pan American games in Toronto in 2015, OS Yong now has her sights set on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Congratulations to all three members of the RCN team not only on these awards, but in demonstrating an inspiring balance between commitment to sport and dedication to military service.