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Snow route: ARCG soldiers use snowmobiles to move in Arctic

March 28, 2012

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Three hundred kilometres, four feet of snow, two soldiers, one sled – that was the reality for soldiers from the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) during a ten day move for Exercise ARCTIC RAM 12. The ARCG (reservists from 38 Canadian Brigade Group) used Light Over Snow Vehicles (LOSV) to travel tactically from Yellowknife to Gameti in […]

Signallers pushing further in the Arctic

March 27, 2012

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A single radio transmission has the power to move people, bring crucial supplies and save lives. In the Arctic, communications is necessary for survival and one of the biggest challenges is trying to make a radio call in the middle of nowhere. For Exercise ARCTIC RAM, which took place in the Northwest Territories – six […]

From rockstar to private: profile on Pte Brandon Nadeau

March 10, 2012

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Even with all his uniform winter kit on, telling Private (Pte) Brandon Nadeau apart from other soldiers in the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) is easy – there’s a gaping hole where his front tooth should be. “I was charging through the bush while on exercise last weekend,” Pte Nadeau, The North Saskatchewan Regiment, tells […]

ARCG soldiers learn to hunt, fish from Canadian Rangers

March 8, 2012

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Soldiers from the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) know how to move and fight in Canada’s North – but can they catch a fish under the ice? During Exercise ARCTIC RAM in the Northwest Territories, two platoons from the ARCG got some real-world lessons in winter survival from the local Canadian Rangers. To start, Ranger […]