QUEBEC, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Nearly one hundred and sixty
reservists comprised of the 35 Canadian Brigade Group (35 CBG), the 1st
Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1 CRPG), and the American National Guard
will take part in a military training exercise from March 1st to 9th 2014 in the surrounding Iqaluit area of Nunavut.
The military personnel will conduct several types of training that
includes itinerary reconnaissance patrols, search and rescue, and the
arctic survival techniques.
The exercise will confirm the expertise acquired by the members 35 CBG's
Arctic Response Company Group and Domestic Response Company through the
support of 1 CRPG. Be advised that twenty snowmobiles will be
circulating in the surrounding Iqaluit.
All the necessary measures have been taken in order to minimize the
impact on the local population and environment. The military personnel
will only be using blank rounds and smoke grenades, no live rounds nor
will any other type of pyrotechnics be used during the exercise.
SOURCE: National Defence
For further information:
Captain Michel Girard
Public Affairs Officer
35 Canadian Brigade-group
Phone: (418) 254-0918
Captain Gratien Gaudreault
AICG 35 CBG
Phone: (867) 979-3447