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Tag: Arctic – Events in the North

Senior leadership head north to visit Forces stationed in Alert

– The remote location of Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert didn’t deter senior Defence leadership from visiting the isolated military station and Defence Team members high in the Canadian Arctic.

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There’s no “I” in “austere”: Working as a team in Canada’s North during Operation NANOOK

– The Canadian Armed Forces conducted Operation NANOOK 2017 in Nunavut and Labrador from August 14 to August 25. The importance of building relationships was central throughout the operation.

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Indigenous ultrarunner grateful for Canadian Ranger support

– Article / March 17, 2017 / Project number: 17-0092 By Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories — Brad Firth may have only taken up long distance running five years ago but, in that time, he has more than earned his nickname: Caribou Legs. His accomplishments to date include a six-month run …

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RCAF participates in Operation Nunalivut in the High Arctic

– About 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel are participating in Operation Nunalivut 2017. The annual surveillance and control operation in the High Arctic takes place this year in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, Nunavut, from February 23 to March 10, 2017. Operation Nunalivut began in 2007 to provide the CAF with an opportunity to operate …

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Training together to better protect the North

– Military participants were challenged in their ability to detect, deter, and defend against a variety of threats to North America’s sovereign airspace recently. More than 700 military members from the CAF, the US Air Force, the US Navy, and the US Air National Guard braved the beginning of the Canadian winter during Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD …

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Vehicle trials show Army’s way ahead in the Arctic

– The Canadian Army is working with two new vehicles in a long-term effort to ensure soldiers are able to move effectively across the difficult Arctic terrain. The CA purchased eight Argo XT, a tracked small unit support vehicle, and 20 of the D900, a diesel-powered snowmobile in what is being referred to as a “buy …

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Canada participates in Arctic conference

– Canadian Defence representatives met with their counterparts from seven other polar nations October 4-6 in Yellowknife to discuss the future of scientific research and naval operations in the Arctic. Canada, along with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and United States, attended the International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research (ICE-PPR) that took place …

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