The Canadian forces executed a training exercise in Haines Junction over the weekend.
A winter training exercise in Haines Junction went off without a hitch, and now a group of Canadian Army Reservists are returning home.
75 Arctic Response Company Group reservists went to participate in the 2019 Arctic Bison training exercise this weekend.
The training scenario this year had soldiers establish a secure route between Killarny Research Station and an aircraft crash site, challenging soldiers to traverse 110 kilometres of mountain terrain.
PHOTO: 1 Platoon of 38 Canadian Brigade Group’s Arctic Response Company Group reached a 1950's airplane crash site. By Sergeant Mark Cortens, 38 Signal Regiment, 38 Canadian Brigade Group.
The exercise is designed to sharpen a soldiers skills, being able to respond to any request for assistance by various federal, provincial, and municipal government organization.
Soldiers need to be ready to deploy in Canada's Northern and Arctic regions, so they can provide support with domestic disasters or major emergencies in extreme environments.