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Favourite Photo October 30, 2020

Happy Halloween!

While ghouls and goblins will be heading out with their faces made up this weekend, soldiers in this week’s favourite photo have their face paint on!

Courtesy of enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Imagery Technician, Canadian Armed Forces this week’s image was shot on October 19, 2020, during Exercise FURIOUS AXE.

Exercise FURIOUS AXE aims to ensure interoperability with other Baltic enhanced Forward Presence Battle Groups in Camp Adazi Training Area, Latvia.

Approximately 2,300 members of the Defence Forces from the 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters, Scout Battalion, Staff and Liaison Company, Rear Battalion, Air Defence Battalion, Pioneer Battalion, Artillery Battalion, Intelligence Company, Defence Forces Academy, General Staff, Estonian and Latvian Allied Battle Groups took part in the exercise.

“As a battle group, we have not yet had the opportunity to participate in an exercise where battalion could fight against battalion, although our main task is to prepare a headache for the Allied Battle Group and the Scout Battalion located in Estonia. Through this, we too can learn quite a lot, starting from planning and ending with the implementation of various manoeuvres,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Norton, Commander of the Latvian Battle Group to joint-forces.com.

Canadian Armed Forces member Lieutenant-Colonel Norton commands Latvian multi-national enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group.

Have a great weekend!

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Admittedly the Queen of Typos, Cyndi Mills strives for none, but one or two always seems to slip in. She apologizes! Over the last 27 years Cyndi has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London, and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military. Raising her third and fourth teenagers, she tries to keep sane by walking, gardening, writing, and spending time with her family while running Canadian Military Family Magazine.

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