Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 concludes in Northwest Territories

Deployed members of Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 participated in boatswain training on the Mackenzie River in Yellowknife, N.W.T. on June 29. Photo: MCpl Lorraine Villeneuve.
Deployed members of Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 participated in boatswain training on the Mackenzie River in Yellowknife, N.W.T. on June 29. Photo: MCpl Lorraine Villeneuve.

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The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) successfully concluded Operation NUNAKPUT 2017 after nearly four weeks in operations across the Northwest Territories.

Approximately 140 personnel from the CAF and other government departments and agencies were deployed throughout the Northwest Territories. During the operation, Task Force NUNAKPUT conducted land and waterborne operations in order to demonstrate Joint Task Force (North)’s ability to project a military presence and maintain awareness within the Northwest Territories area of responsibility.

The CAF regularly conducts operations and exercises to maintain a visible and persistent regional presence in Canada’s North. Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada’s new defence policy, will enhance the CAF’s presence and ability to operate in the North while building whole-of-government capacity to ensure regional safety and security.

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