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Tag: Operations & Exercises – Current and upcoming operations, plans and exercises

Canadian Army engineers build capacity with Iraqi forces

– Deploying north of Baghdad to instruct Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) on the use of specialized counter-improvised explosive device (IED) equipment, 20 soldiers from 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4 ESR) in Gagetown, N.B. have been supporting Coalition efforts in building partner capacity since August 2018.

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DRDC provides scientific support to Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER

– Counter explosive hazard experts from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) demonstrated new technologies and obtained feedback which will shape future research to advance the Canadian Armed Forces’ Counter Explosive Threat capacity.

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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Instructor Training in Jordan

– In late September 2018, the Canadian Training Assistance Team arrived in Jordan. One of their first tasks was to conduct a needs assessment of the Jordanian Armed Forces’ (JAF) Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capability (CBRN).

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Op PALACI maintains avalanche control in Rogers Pass

– Every year since 1961, Canadian Armed Forces gunners from all over Canada come together during Operation PALACI in Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Their job is to trigger avalanches using C3 105mm Howitzers in this vital choke-point in Canada’s transportation corridor.

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Air battle managers support Exercise Antler South

– Two 22 Wing aerospace control officers worked with 419 Squadron as air battle managers during Exercise Antler South, held in October 2018 in California.

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Army engineers tackle rough conditions during Exercise NIHILO SAPPER 2018

– The troops participating in Ex NIHILO SAPPER 18 were challenged by torrential rains, gale force winds, an early season blizzard, and an extensive collection of community based engineering tasks that needed to be completed in tight timelines.

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A Padre’s Presence: CAF padres and their role during the holidays

– To Canadians, this time of year marks the beginning of family dinners and holiday traditions. However, for many deployed Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) soldiers, this reality is out of reach.

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Canada concludes its role as Chair of NATO Military Intelligence Committee

– When Canada assumed the role in January 2018, it did so with a focus on driving intelligence reforms to improve the speed and effectiveness of intelligence analysis and sharing.

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Postponement of Exercise Maple Flag

– The RCAF has decided to not conduct Exercise Maple Flag in 2019. The RCAF will use the opportunity to re-focus its resources to update the exercise’s mandate and to modernize the infrastructure used during the exercise. The RCAF will thereby ensure that Maple Flag remains focused and relevant to fighter operations in a dynamic and fluid battlespace.

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RCAF concludes participation in CRUZEX 2018

– RCAF members participate in CRUZEX 2018 in Brazil, strengthening a nine-year bilateral relationship.

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