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Favourite Photo October 29, 2021

This week’s image was shot during the recent Canadian Armed Forces Patrol Pathfinder (PPF) Course.

Master Corporal Genevieve Lapointe captured a candidate as he secures a beach to prepare for a helicopter landing zone in Isle-aux-Coudres, QC.

The Canadian Army Patrol Pathfinder Course is an advanced infantry certification focusing on infantry operations, including: airborne, airmobile, rugged terrain, and amphibious operations.

The 11-week course is run in the fall and is known to be gruelling. In addition, it is known to have a high attrition rate.

PPF are specialized members of the army trained for Adaptive Dispersed Operations where they need to work under extreme stress, in severe conditions, and in hostile environments with minimal support. They are trained to rapidly deploy from water, land, and air.

Image courtesy of Canadian Forces Combat Camera, Canadian Armed Forces Photo.

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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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