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Canadian Forces Base Suffield biologist is on a mission to maintain ecology in military training areas

– Ralston, Alberta — As soldiers train to assume the duties of Canada’s high-readiness brigade that deploys on operations around the world, the ground they train on must be maintained at all times, not only for training purposes, but also to conserve local animal and plant life.

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ExecuTrek: Windsor-Chatham employers and educators get hands-on experience with Army Reservists

– Meaford, Ontario – When an Army Reservist asks for time away from work, or for an extension on an assignment at their university or college, many times their supervisors or teachers are not sure why it is so important to support such requests.

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Assault Pioneers returning to the Canadian Army

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — The Canadian Army (CA) is re-introducing a capability to its ranks that is both steeped in tradition and thoroughly modern.

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Gagetown soldiers take a new road to counter-IED training

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — A newly-constructed road at 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown is improving vital training in improvised explosive device (IED) detection.

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Canadian Rangers use “ihuma” to help train Arctic Operations Advisors

– Resolute Bay, Nunavut — Military operations and exercises in any environment have an inherent element of danger, but when the most northern areas of Canada are the staging grounds, the risks are compounded by polar weather and a vast and bleak terrain.

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Canadian Army Reserve trucking trainees go international

– Toronto, Ontario — A new milestone has been reached in an initiative to train Canadian Army (CA) Reservists in long-distance trucking: a United States border crossing.

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Allied shooters challenged at CAFSAC 2017

– Ottawa, Ontario — The official aim (no pun intended) the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC) is to improve the marksmanship and small arms proficiency of the participating troops.

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First Nations bombardier trains team of Gunners for 101st Nijmegen Marches

– Oromocto, New Brunswick — Day in, day out, Bombardier Dakota Don Williams, a First Nations Canadian Army member, is training with a team of Gunners from The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School (RCAS), who will depart in July to the Netherlands to participate in the 101st annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen.

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Training in Tandem: Exercise PHANTOM RAM 17

– Article / February 27, 2017 / Project number: w-ar-17-ex-phantom-ram By Captain Brian Kominar, 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Edmonton, Alberta – One group will potentially deploy to Latvia as a NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (FP) Battle Group, the other will lead a Brigade into a complex multi-national coalition exercise at Joint Base Lewis McChord in …

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Army divers are muddy water divers – every dive is like a night dive

– Article / February 22, 2017 / Project number: 16-0031 By Warrant Officer William Finnamore, Diving Inspector, Canadian Armed Forces Directorate of Diving Safety Ottawa, Ontario — Imagine sitting on the dive boat all geared up and ready for entry into the water. It’s a nice warm sunny day and the task at hand is a …

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