Defence Team News: 31 October 2018

September 13, 2019 posted by


Welcome back to Defence Team
News, I’m Shelley Van Hoof. And I’m Ordinary Seaman
Courtney Laidler. Here are the headlines
at Defence. ♪ The sixth rotation
of Operation UNIFIER, the CAF’s mission to support
the Security Forces of Ukraine, started last month. The operation’s focus is
to provide capability building and professionalization training that will contribute to Ukraine’s Defense
Transformation. We recently spoke with those
involved to learn more. Hi, I’m Major Félix St-Jean,
Deputy Commander of Op UNIFIER. Our primary mission
is to support the capability development of
the security forces of Ukraine. We started in 2015 working
mostly with the Ukrainian Army and have now expanded
to also work with the National Guard
of Ukraine. Right now, we are engaged
in many different domains including combined arms
training, combat engineering, military police and medical
support training. Joint Task Force-Ukraine is approximately
200 members strong. The vast majority are
from the Canadian Armed Forces from 36 units across Canada. We also have eight personnel
from the Swedish Armed Forces and seven personnel
from Danish Defence. We are mainly located at
the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre near Yavoriv and also have personnel across
western and central Ukraine. Throughout our rotation,
our emphasis will shift from tactical training to
operational capacity building. Since the beginning of the
mission, we have already evolved from hands-on approach to
a trainer-to-trainer approach. So the next logical step for us is to work with our Ukrainian
counterparts to build their training systems
and achieve enduring effects. For more information
on Operation UNIFIER, check out Canadian
Armed Forces in Ukraine on Facebook and Twitter. CAF members from 31 Canadian
Brigade Group’s Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment recently participated
in Exercise SCOTTISH GUNSLINGER at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. The collective training
exercise aimed to sustain combat capable units and ensure operational readiness in preparation
for future operations. It included training
in a live-fire pairs range, a live-fire section range and an austere live
fire machine gun range. The exercise provided
the opportunity to maintain and further develop high standards
of infantry field training for the Canadian Army Reserve. Before we go, civilian employees
facing pay issues are encouraged to learn more
about recent improvements to Public Services and Procurement
Canada’s service delivery. If you are experiencing
problems with your pay or have any questions,
please contact Public Services and Procurement
Canada’s Client Contact Centre. More information is available
in the related links. That’s it for us.
Thank you so much for watching. See you next time… … for Defence Team News! ♪

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2 Replies to “Defence Team News: 31 October 2018”

  1. Wüstenfuchs says:

    ever since BEARDFORGEN everyone is rocking one

  2. Shane Lylick says:

    I hope u guys are taking a "Feminist approach" with this operation for all of "People kind", make sure you all enough sleeping bags to go around. 😂

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