Commanded by Joint Task Force (North) (JTFN), more than 230 CAF members will travel in and around Resolute Bay and Alert during most of the April for Operation NUNALIVUT 2016 (Op. NU 16).
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) divers from Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic, and personnel from across the Royal Canadian Air Force, including Yellowknife-based 440 (Transport) Squadron will be a part of Op NU 16.
The operation will consist of RCN divers conducting ice drives near Alert and Army personnel conducting patrols and Arctic survival training on the sea ice near Resolute Bay.
“Operation NUNALIVUT is one of our most austere and challenging operations in the High Arctic. It enables all three elements to polish their Arctic skills in a collaborative operation. I am proud that our men and women in uniform deployed on Operation NUNALIVUT have the opportunity to experience the unique environment found only in the High Arctic while demonstrating northern sovereignty,” said BGen. Mike Nixon, Commander, Joint Task Force.
Canadian Rangers from 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Guide will be mentoring CAF members on this operation.