Motorists travelling between Borden, On and Deep River, On. may notice the highways a little busier with military vehicles.
Military personnel from 2 Field Ambulance based out of Petawawa are conducting military medical training between Nov. 1 and Nov. 9.
“The aim of this exercise is to foster military and civil cooperation and preparedness, essentially ensuring that 2 Field Ambulance medics are ready to support varying civilian agencies in the event of a real emergency,” explained Captain Daniel Mazurek, public affairs officer, Garrison Petawawa
The unit began their training at CFB Borden on Nov. 1. Then headed into Toronto on Nov. 2 till Nov. 5., and will be completing their training in Deep River from Nov. 7 till the Nov. 8.
Local residents in each of areas can expect to see uniformed soldiers as well as military medical vehicles on provincial and municipal roads.
Soldiers will not be carrying weapons, ammunition or pyrotechnics.