Atlantic Region News

No matter the challenge, Canadians can rest assured that their navy is ‘Ready, Aye, Ready’ to meet changing demands, emergency situations, and evolving threats to our sovereignty and security.

Whether deployed in the Arabian Sea on maritime security operations, assisting with domestic operations and humanitarian aid, or helping to support the local communities in which we reside, we have stories to share and invite you to learn more about your navy’s contributions at home and around the world.

Media may contact Maritime Forces Atlantic Public Affairs by phone at 902-427-3766 or by email at MARLANTPublicAffairs@forces.gc.ca. For afterhours, the duty Public Affairs Officer may be reached by phone at 902-452-5280 or by email at hfx.dutypao@forces.gc.ca.

 


 

AB Bridgett Doucett, a NESOP in HMCS Montreal, will serve as a mentor during this year’s Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program, which runs from May 4-25 in Halifax.

Former Aboriginal Entry Program participant hopes to give back as mentor

Hometown: Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick

When Able Seaman (AB) Bridgett Doucett signed up for the Canadian Forces Aboriginal Entry Program (CFAEP), she knew she was interested in a military career, but the CAF environment and culture were foreign to her. An introduction to the military, in the form of the paid three-week program, was a welcome way to ease that transition.

Master Seaman Jeffery Miller

Master Seaman Jeffery Miller

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS

Years of Service:14 Years

My godfather was in the navy and the stories he shared inspired me, along with my desire to travel made joining the Navy a perfect choice.

 

Leading Seaman Isaac Blakata

Leading Seaman Isaac Blakata

Hometown: Born in Montreal, Quebec; raised in Hamilton, Ontario

Years of Service:  13

One of my favourite moments was actually closer to home. In 2016, I participated in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, which was honouring the No.2 Construction Battalion. I met and befriended a great number of young African Americans who are serving within the Canadian Armed Forces. I have nothing but admiration for those that came before me after learning about Reverend William A. White and those soldiers’ struggles and accomplishments. They were selfless to the point of fighting for the chance to risk their lives for complete strangers in a foreign land is truly inspirational. It’s a rare characteristic that is hard to find even in today’s society.

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