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Senior Members of the Civil Service and Business Leaders set to learn about the Canadian Army during Exercise Collaborative Spirit

To showcase the abilities and skills of the Canadian Army, soldiers will gather for Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2016 at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa from Sept. 20 to Sept. 23.

Senior members of the civil service and Canada’s business leaders will walk away from Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT with a better understanding of the vast skillset of Canadian soldiers and how the Army is able to conduct their missions at home and abroad.

“Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2016 aims to familiarize senior government personnel, industry leaders, and influential Canadians with the combat capabilities of the 4th Canadian Division and the Canadian Army. This exercise is an ideal platform to showcase our personnel and equipment to Canadians so they can know that their military is strong, proud, and ready,” said BGen. Stephen Cadden, Commander 4th Canadian Division, Canadian Army.

The close to 250 guests attending this year’s exercise will witness weapons familiarization, vehicle operation, engineering demonstrations, and an equipment display.

Attendees will have the chance to take tours of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa. They will also have a chance to interact with the soldiers and get a “boots-on-the-ground” experience.

Invitations to this event are sent out via Young Presidents Organization, the Business Council of Canada, and the Policy Officer Recruitment Program.

The focus of this exercise is to connect Canadians with the Canadian Army and its soldiers. The exercise also serves as the Canadian Army’s contribution to the Joint Command and Staff Program’s Environmental Day.

Featured Image: Members of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) conducted Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT from 14 to 16 September 2015 at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario. Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT is the 4th Canadian Division hosted exercise intended to familiarize senior government officials, industry leaders and influential Canadians in Ontario with the combat capabilities of 2 CMBG. Photo by MCpl Maggie Gosse, Garrison Imaging Petawawa PA04-2015-0240-0240

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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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