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Command Post during in Exercise PHANTOM RAM 17

Training in Tandem: Exercise PHANTOM RAM 17

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 Washington; different tasks and objectives, but is it possible to prepare for both in a single training environment?

Change of command for Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force

February 25, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

OTTAWA — Today, a ceremony marked the transition from Rotation 6 to Rotation 7 as Major Jesse van Eijk assumed command of the Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force (LTF) from Major Lonnie Campbell. The ceremony, which took place at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland, was presided over by Colonel Pascal Demers, Canadian Defence Attaché to Poland.

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Canadian Army begins Exercise ARCTIC BISON 2017

February 16, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces 

Approximately 200 members of the Canadian Army will be participating in Exercise ARCTIC BISON 2017 in Gimli, Manitoba, from February 17 to 26, 2017. The exercise will see approximately 100 members of the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) travel by snowmobile from Gimli to Berens Island on Lake Winnipeg, with additional soldiers remaining in Gimli at the exercise headquarters or in supporting roles.

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