Filter your results

By section:

By year:

By month:


Tag: Black History Month – February is Black History Month

I am Master Seaman Yevrag Evans

– My team and I get new Submariners trained on modern equipment upgraded through the Defence Policy: Strong, Secure, Engaged. As a Naval Combat Information Operator by trade, I can’t wait to be posted to another submarine and operate this modernized equipment

Category: Defence Stories
Tags: | | |

Celebrating diversity in the Canadian Armed Forces during Black History Month

– I was born and raised in Nigeria, and now proudly serve as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Nothing aside from experience ever prepared me for this work within a multi-faith environment with men and women from such diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds…

Category: Defence Stories
Tags: | | | |

Master Bombardier Ashley Diggs’ unexpected journey from nightclub bouncer to Army Gunner

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Growing up in Halifax and Toronto, Master Bombardier (MBdr) Ashley Diggs wasn’t planning on a career in the Canadian Army, but a walk through downtown Toronto changed his career path.

Category: Canadian Army | Defence Stories
Tags: | | |

Henry J. Langdon: An RCAF, industry and union pioneer

– Henry Langdon enlisted in the RCAF in 1939, even though regulations did not permit the enlistment of Blacks. Working in predominantly white environments in the RCAF, Air Canada and in his union, he was highly respected for his abilities his efforts to improve race relations.

Category: Royal Canadian Air Force
Tags: | | |

DT News: Black History Month, Security Awareness Week, and DND/CAF’s Science Integrity Policy

– During this time, we honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, focusing this year on Black Canadian youth.

Category: Defence Stories
Tags: | | | | |

Army Reserve soldier inspired by a ‘Linc’ to Black history in Hamilton, Ontario

– Hamilton, Ontario — Corporal Corbin Monaco joined the Canadian Army Reserve with The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) when he was 22 years old, just a few years after meeting a pioneering local veteran with whom he shared much in common.

Category: Canadian Army | Defence Stories
Tags: | | |

Celebrating countless contributions of Black Canadians in the military

– Throughout our history, Black Canadians have a long tradition of serving in uniform and helping to protect the prosperous country we enjoy today, despite facing racism and discrimination.

Category: Defence Stories
Tags: | | |

Private Kenneth Bryant Jones represents bravery and perseverance of Black Canadians in uniform during a less inclusive time

– Ottawa, Ontario — Private Kenneth Bryant Jones’ service forms part of the legacy of contributions that many Black Canadians have made to Canada through the military, even during times where they had to overcome great challenges just to enlist.

Category: Canadian Army | Defence Stories
Tags: | | |

Sailor proud to give back

– Master Seaman Lokombe is deeply committed to community collaboration, and this has led him to a number of volunteer positions and community leadership roles.

Category: Defence Stories | Royal Canadian Navy
Tags: | | | |

One of the first black Canadian women soldiers tells her story

– Halifax, Nova Scotia — “You couldn’t get a job in a store or anywhere if you were black, so we joined the Reserves,” said Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke.

Category: Canadian Army | Defence Stories
Tags: | | | | |