A Civilian in the Military: Pride and Purpose


Eva Henshaw
Network Support Manager, Department of National Defence

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Greenwood, Nova Scotia

As a network support manager at CFB Greenwood, Eva has seen many changes over her 30 years of service as technology has evolved rapidly. Her current work involves networking systems that allow real-time, high-quality video to be delivered from military aircrafts so decisions can be made promptly on the ground. It’s work that helps the military on missions overseas and helps protect Canadian families here at home.

“In a fire or a flood situation, for example in Winnipeg, we would be able to use that aircraft, fly over and take video, and transmit that video immediately to the decision makers to make better decisions on what needs to be done,” says Eva.

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