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.

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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.

Alicia Hogue, a Programmer with the Royal Canadian Navy, demonstrates ship tracking software for Commander Seana Routledge of MARLANT's Base Information Services on 2 February, 2018 at Her Majesty's Canadian Dockyard Halifax.

RCN programmers help Canadian Industry win big

A small Navy software development group in Halifax is causing a big splash with NATO.

Halifax-based programmers with the Royal Canadian Navy wrote ship tracking software that has helped Canadian industry win NATO contracts worth millions of Euros.

Most of the world’s goods are carried by ocean going vessels, and with the greater need to track shipping to ensure global safety and security has generated more data than ever before.

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