Canadian Armed Forces join U.S. Counterparts in SAREX

29 11 2013

SGT. JOEL DUNVILLE of the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre prepares his parachute and drop bag for a jump into the scene of a simulated plane crash.
Image credit: Photo by Capt. Trevor Reid/19 Wing Public Affairs

Approximately 100 Canadian Armed Forces members joined their American SAR counterparts in the Alaska Air National Guard (AKANG), United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) to take part in the Arctic Major Air Disaster (MAJAID) Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) recently.

The six-day exercise served to test the collective response to a simulated airliner crash in the quickly-changing and hostile Arctic climate of North America.

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Ultra-light Tactical Vehicles – Things Canadian Rangers Need

28 11 2013

Maybe a little bit of a streatch for the Canadian Rangers, but something that could be a definate asset for the Canadian Forces light mounted recce units conducting complex / cold weather ops.

Coupled with current recce platforms these quads could fan out and provide mobility for recce troops tasked with getting eyes on target.

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Canadian Armed Forces Looking for Someone to Train British Army in Dog Sledding & Ski Jorring

25 11 2013

Learning skijoring in winter warfare training

The Canadian Armed Forces are looking for someone to provide dog sledding and ski jorring as part of the winter Adventure Training programme for the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), Canadian Forces Base Suffield, AB.

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Pic of the Day: TOC Dundurn

14 11 2012

13 November 2012
Dundern, Saskatchewan

A Light Armoured Vehicle fires the 25mm cannon during a night shoot in the Dundern training area on 13 November 2012.

The 1 Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry conduct several Turret Operators course throughout the year, the course is essential in order to train new gunners and is required before taking the Crew Commanders course.Photo by: Master Corporal James Ross

News Update – 22 Oct 12

22 10 2012

Military won’t take medevac flights
CFB Edmonton declines request to have medical aircraft land on its airstrip

Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to the Canadian Forces’ Combat Uniforms
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie) and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced that the Government of Canada awarded a contract valued at $8.5 million to Peerless Garments, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the procurement of enhanced combat uniforms for the Canadian Forces (CF).


Canadian Coast Guard Ship Returns from Arctic


Canadian Maritime Conference to Look at Shrinking of Polar Ice Cap And Its Impact on Shipping
The upcoming Canada Maritime Conference, organized by The Journal of Commerce, will include a panel focusing on the shrinking of the polar ice cap.

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!

Canadian Rangers roll out in Watson Lake

22 10 2012

The Canadian Rangers during an exercise at Fish Lake in Whitehorse in March 2006. The Rangers are celebrating their 65th anniversary in the Yukon by opening a Watson Lake detachment.

The chief of the Liard First Nation can now add Ranger Sergeant to his list of credentials.

On the eve of its 65th anniversary, the First Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, which began in Dawson City in 1947, is expanding its forces with a detachment in Watson Lake.

In September, Sgt. and Chief Liard McMillan, along with Liard First Nation Councillor and now Master Cpl. Jim Wolftail, went for training in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. to become the first rangers ready for service for the new detachment.

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