At sea but close by: How morale mail helps sailors keep connected to home

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From a child’s drawing to a bag of candy, morale mail brings a part of home to all the deployed sailors.

As HMCS Vancouver and Winnipeg navigate the Pacific on their six-month deployment, the blue mail bags always ignite smiles around the ship.

“We don’t always realize the power of receiving a note, card, or package that someone took the time to put together for you specifically,” said Lieutenant (Navy) Michelle Scott, Vancouver’s Public Affairs Officer. “It can really turn around someone’s day or even week on ship.”

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