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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Canadian Ranger Recruiting Video: More than just the eyes and ears of the CF in the North

22 10 2012

Another AMAZING video put up by 2 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group!

Great work!

News Update – 17 Oct 12

17 10 2012

MCpl Max Lahaye-Lemay received the SAR Tech of the Year Award, which was presented to him at the national SAREX 2012 in Val d’Or, Que. on September 21. Credit: DND.

RCAF assists Environment Canada Arctic project
The frigid waters in Canada’s Arctic have historically been locked in ice nearly year-round, making them virtually inaccessible to even the toughest ships. But this is changing. Sea ice cover is declining and with increased attention to the North, marine traffic is on the rise.

Search and rescue base proposed for Yellowknife
Response times for search and rescue operations in the North could be drastically reduced under a new proposal that would add a Canadian Forces search and rescue aircraft base to Yellowknife.

MCpl Maxime Lahaye-Lemay named SAR Tech of the Year
Master Corporal Maxime Lahaye-Lemay was awarded the prestigious Search and Rescue Technician of the Year Award on September 21 at the 2012 National SAREX in Val d’Or, Que.

2 RCMP get bravery medals for Northern Rescues
Two RCMP officers will receive medals of bravery from the Governor General Friday for rescues in Northern waters.
In 2010, RCMP Const. Shaun De Grandpré plunged into the cold Beaufort Sea to rescue two people – a man and a woman — in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

SAR tech recalls deadly Igloolik, Nunavut, rescue
A member of the Canadian Forces search and rescue squadron is talking about a harrowing, deadly rescue mission in Nunavut, one year after it happened.

More spies in the Arctic
The Arctic is attracting more foreign spies. Norwegian and Danish security services are reporting that foreign countries are anxious to secure their position in the High North.

Outward Bound Canada Veteran’s Programs

10 10 2012

All current and former serving members of the Canadian Forces should take a serious look at Outward Bound Canada’s Veterans program.

Offering week-long adventure-based resiliency training for veterans in the Canadian Rockies, Outward Bound Canada’s Veterans Program is open to all current and former members of the Canadian Forces and is an opportunity to build upon outdoor and cold weather operations skills while connecting with other veterans in a supportive environment.

Outward Bound Canada has received generous financial support from a number of partners and sponsors, which pays 100% of the course tuition and travel and there is no cost to participate on this program. 

For more information contact Outward Bound Canada.

Phone 1.888.OUTWARD (688.9273), Ext 205,

ALSO: Check out their well produced YouTube vid:

First ‘Urban’ Jr. Canadian Ranger Unit Stood Up in Winnipeg, Manitoba

2 10 2011

WINNIPEG teenagers are the first urban kids in Canada who are allowed to sign up as army Rangers, a unit typically run in the Arctic, the Canadian Forces announced Friday.

The First Urban Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol opened an office this week at the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre on Robinson Street in the North End. Nineteen had signed up by the first night, on Thursday.

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Jr. Cdn Ranger Homepage

Ex NORTHERN BISON 2011 – Austere Shooting Range

24 02 2011

Members of the Arctic Response Company Group took time out from their long trip to fire their Service Rifles, General Purpose Machine Guns and (always the crowd pleaser) the .50 Machine Gun.

Ex NORTHERN BISON 2011 – Flying with Skis

24 02 2011

Capt Rockwell (440 “Vampire” Squadron, Yellowknife) talks about the unique advantages of being able to choose whether you land on wheels or skis.

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