In the News May 26
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NATO War Exercises Conducted at Wainwright Military Base, Alberta
Reports inform that 3,200 Canadian Armed Forces troops, along with U.S. and British soldiers, concluded a ten-day military exercise at the 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Detachment Wainwright, in Alberta, on May 22. The Exercise is called MAPLE RESOLVE 2022 (Ex MR 22). It is the Canadian Army’s “largest and most complex annual training exercise,” the Department of National Defence writes. “This essential event ensures our soldiers are prepared to deploy in support of Canadians in any capacity, including combat operations,” it adds.
In fact, Ex MR 22 is an integral part of Operation REASSURANCE NATO, which is part of Canada’s NATO commitments in Central and Eastern Europe. Its air policing missions, patrolling of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, training of Ukrainian troops, and other air, land and maritime task force operations at this time, and stirring up trouble in the Asia Pacific, show what Canada and its Department of Defence say constitutes defending Canadians, “in any capacity, including combat operations.”
A press release dated May 22, reads:
“As the premier Canadian Army collective training event of the year, Ex MR 22 validated the skills of Canadian Army leaders and soldiers in the contemporary operating environment through a force-on-force exercise. This year was the first utilization of the Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) Europe scenario. DATE Europe focuses on creating a scenario centred on a deteriorating security situation in Eastern Europe.
“This comprehensive and complex Canadian Army training event, designed and developed by the Wainwright-based Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, will make personnel from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) ready to support the Canadian Army’s operational commitments, and Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s defence policy.”
TML Daily, posted May 26, 2022.