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Exercise Stalwart Guardian concludes summer training program

Over 600 Canadian Army soldiers from units across Ontario will be training in Garrison Petawawa and 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford from August 12 to 25 as part of Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 2019. 

Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN is a challenging two-week-long field training exercise involving soldiers from the Regular Force and Primary Reserve across Ontario. 

“Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 2019 provides an excellent opportunity for reservists across Ontario to demonstrate their readiness for future operations in a realistic training environment. This exercise, led by 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, is the exercise that concludes the summer training program and is a vital part of the 4th Canadian Division’s annual training,” says Colonel Jason Adair, Commander, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

By the second week of the exercise, approximately 1,000 soldiers of 4th Canadian Division will conduct both mounted and dismounted patrols, and participate in challenging military scenarios.

This annual confirmation exercise provides a realistic and demanding scenario for 4th Canadian Division personnel and tests the troops’ skills in a dynamic battlespace. 

It is an important way for Canadian Armed Forces personnel to hone their skills and remain prepared to assist Canadians when and where military help is needed.

During Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN, soldiers will experience a variety of training that focuses on developing skills and leadership. This will ensure maximum readiness for any new mission, plus ensure the soldiers will be able to meet a broad range mandate with agility, versatility, and resiliency.

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Paige LeClair

As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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