‘Anchor station’ provides all ops support from, basically, a tent

A large olive-green tent sits on the grass alongside a building.
14 Wing Greenwood’s deployable mission support centre was last set up in Kuwait, but is now completely refurbished and back up for training at home in Nova Scotia. The tent ships in two containers anywhere it needs to be to support Canadian Armed Forces’ operations and includes power, environmental systems, technology, and communications links. PHOTO: Sara White

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With “sand still in the cracks” from its most recent use in Kuwait, 14 Wing Greenwood’s deployable mission support centre (DMSC) is back on the ground, ready for the next round of at-home training.

 At its simplest a tent, the DMSC becomes a high-tech office and communications hub for Canadian Armed Forces members on deployed operations. Yvon Lachance, 14 Operations Support Squadron’s tactical systems manager, hosted a tour of the DMSC on October 9, 2018, for wing officials.

 “It’s a typical sea can,” Mr. Lachance says.

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