Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Canadian troops also training in Virginia

Looks like no-one in the Canadian media picked up this Feb. 21 AP story (via GAP at Milnet.ca):
About 300 soldiers from the Canadian Army Reserve will join troops from Virginia, New Hampshire and North Carolina on Friday for a training exercise at Fort Pickett in Blackstone.

The Virginia National Guard says the event will involve soldiers from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, the New Hampshire National Guard, helicopters from the North Carolina National Guard, U.S. Navy units stationed in Norfolk and a Virginia National Guard aviation unit based in Sandston.

The exercise will simulate a peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan and will kick off with an air assault near a simulated village.

The training will be conducted in "Cherry Village." It is named in honor of Staff Sergeant Craig Cherry of Winchester, a Virginia National Guard soldier killed in action in Afghanistan in 2004.
Another story I hope the Liberals don't notice.


Blogger vmijpp said...

Outstanding. Hope they have a good exercise. Pickett has always enjoyed some very good facilities-- we shot there several times when I was CO of the USMCR battery (H 3/14) in Richmond-- but I preferred AP Hill. Either way, the more joint and combined training, the better.

11:52 a.m., February 27, 2008  

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