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Favourite Photo August 13, 2021

Shot on July 30, 2021, Master Sailor Dan Bard’s image features members from 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry as they move into active fire zones in the Oliver, B.C. area.

Military personnel have been deployed on Operation Lentus in British Columbia since July 4, 2021. Additional personnel were deployed the week of July 19 to 23, 2021, where CAF personnel supported wildfire-related air evacuations.

According the National Defence website “Operation LENTUS follows an established plan of action to support communities in crisis. This plan can be adapted to multiple situations. These might take the form of forest fires, floods, ice storms, or hurricanes.”

The objectives of Op LENTUS are:

  • to help provincial and territorial authorities
  • to respond quickly and effectively to the crisis
  • to stabilize the natural disaster situation

Stay safe!

Image courtesy of Canadian Forces Combat Camera.

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Cyndi Mills

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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