Commendation for Capt Khan

The Chief of Defence Staff commends Captain (Capt) Daniel Khan for his meticulousness and commitment to upholding integrity in the execution of his duties. Capt Khan whilst being an Officer Commanding at the First Engineer…

Caribbean Military Academy Gold Standard For Training – Minister Chang

Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr Horace Chang, has hailed the Caribbean Military Academy (CMA) as the gold standard for military training in the region. He said that as the academic institutional arm of the…

First District Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard gets increased capacity to police territorial waters

The Ministry of National Security has acquired four additional offshore patrol vehicles and two maritime aircraft to aid in improving border security, reducing transnational crimes, and providing support to other small island developing states. This…

Dad on the front line of COVID fight could do with 36 hours in the day

Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Staff Sergeant Jason Lampart has nine years of fatherhood under his belt, but though he enjoys every minute of it, the demands of his job can make the task hard. “I…

Bevon Smith Bonds With His Daughter

DESPITE HAVING a demanding job, working with the Jamaica Defence Force, Bevon Smith uses every opportunity available to bond with his three-year-old daughter, Shahaine. On the day of the interview, he decided to take her…


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Marching to the Beat of the Drums

Within the Corps of Drums’ performance during the Armed Forces Day Parade held on July 31, 2020, you may have seen Private Sabrina Thomas, who is the first female to be a part of the Drumline.

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Are you ready and willing to answer the call to be a part of something greater?

Photo taken by Corporal Noelle Wisdom in 2019

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In honour of #MilitaryWomen serving in the Jamaica Defence Force, we would like to recognize then Able Bodied Seaman (AB) Kathleen Rowe. In 1988, after enduring rigorous training with the Royal Naval Training Team while they were in Jamaica, AB Rowe became the first female diver at the then Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard.

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