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Reservists to hone military skills during the month of August

To hone their military skills, approximately 4,600 reservists from the Canadian Army’s four divisions will be training throughout Canada during the month of August.

The training will focus on enhanced 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,” stated a Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces press release.

The exercises taking place in the month of August include Exercise NOBLE GUERRIER; which will take place in Valcartier, QC from Aug. 5 to 14. One thousand reservists will be taking part in this exercise.

In Petawawa, ON, approximately 1,500 Canadian Army reservists will take part in STALWART GUARDIAN from Aug. 13 to Aug. 26.

Out west, 1,100 participants will be part of Exercise WESTERN DEFENDER from Aug. 20 to 27. This exercise will take place in multiple locations including Chilcotin, BC, Wainwright, AB and Shilo, MB.

Lastly, 1,000 participants will gather in Gagetown, NB for Exercise Strident Tracer from Aug. 20 to Aug. 27.


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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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