US Army Reserve Soldiers Train in Canada

17 12 2013

All-terrain vehicles are lined up in preparation for a site reconnaissance at the Austere Operations Training Center, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Nov. 21, 2013. A bridge building project is slated to begin in 2014. The bridges will allow access from the AOTC to the main flight line. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. True Thao)

U.S. soldiers traveled to a remote area in northeast Canada called Goose Bay, Nov. 18, 2013, to meet with Canadian service-members and other Canadian government officials. The purpose of the trip was to determine whether 416th Engineer Command units, along with Army National Guard explosive ordnance disposal personnel could assist with some expansive construction projects.

Several site reconnaissance teams were dispatched to various locations on the main base. Another group flew 65 nautical miles (115 km) to a remote location known as the Austere Operations Training Complex, or the AOTC. A plane was necessary, since there are no roads to the site.

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