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Canada’s Army Reserve to Conduct Summer Training Exercises Across the Country

August 7, Québec, Canada Combats engineers from 34 and 35 Combat Engineer Regiments practice explosive breaching during exercise NOBLE GUERRIER 2016, an exercise involving 34 and 35 Canadian Brigade Group reservists at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier from August 5 to 14, 2016. Photo: MCpl Valérie Villeneuve, 35 CBG HQ
August 7, Québec, Canada
Combats engineers from 34 and 35 Combat Engineer Regiments practice explosive breaching during exercise NOBLE GUERRIER 2016, an exercise involving 34 and 35 Canadian Brigade Group reservists at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier from August 5 to 14, 2016.
Photo: MCpl Valérie Villeneuve, 35 CBG HQ

Ottawa – Throughout the month of August, approximately 4,600 reservists from the Canadian Army’s four divisions will be training in several areas throughout Canada. The training, often located in challenging locations, is to be focused on enhancing military skills such as reacting to direct and indirect fire, operating command posts, tactical movement, and warfighting in day and night conditions.

Summer exercises are designed to provide challenging field training opportunities for soldiers and junior leaders of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. These training exercises aim to further refine the Canadian Army’s operational capabilities in various types of situations and environments.

Exercises like NOBLE GUERRIER (2nd Canadian Division), STALWART GUARDIAN (4th Canadian Division), WESTERN DEFENDER (3rd Canadian Division), and STRIDENT TRACER (5th Canadian Division) allow reservists to maintain a high level of readiness, ensuring the Canadian Army is always ready to support domestic and international operations.

Quick Facts

The list of summer exercises includes:

  • Exercise NOBLE GUERRIER
    Location: Valcartier, QC
    Dates: August 5 to 14
    Size: 1,000 participants
    Lead: 2nd Canadian Division
  • Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN
    Location: Petawawa, ON
    Dates: August 13 to 26
    Size: 1,500 participants
    Lead: 4th Canadian Division
  • Exercise WESTERN DEFENDER
    Locations: Chilcotin, BC, Wainwright, AB, and Shilo, MB
    Dates: August 14 to 23
    Size: 1,100 participants
    Lead: 3rd Canadian Division
  • Exercise STRIDENT TRACER
    Location: Gagetown, NB
    Dates: August 20 to 27
    Size: 1,000 participants
    Lead: 5th Canadian Division

 

August 6, Quebec, Canada A soldier from the 2nd Canadian Division moves forward in a live-fire bush lane during exercise NOBLE GUERRIER 2016, an exercise involving 34 and 35 Canadian Brigade Group reservists at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier from August 5 to 14, 2016. Photo: MCpl Patrick Allaire, 35 CBG HQ
August 6, Quebec, Canada
A soldier from the 2nd Canadian Division moves forward in a live-fire bush lane during exercise NOBLE GUERRIER 2016, an exercise involving 34 and 35 Canadian Brigade Group reservists at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier from August 5 to 14, 2016.
Photo: MCpl Patrick Allaire, 35 CBG HQ

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Source: National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

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