Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

August 15, 2005 15:06 ET

Media Advisory-National Defence: Increased Military Vehicle Movement In Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 15, 2005) - Canadian Forces Army vehicles will take to the highways 15-19 August and again 28 August - 2 September 2005. The convoys consist of vehicles from Canadian Forces Bases and Reserve Units throughout Ontario travelling to and from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa.

The vehicles carry personnel, fuel, and an assortment of military equipment for the soldiers and units participating in Land Force Central Area's major Reserve training event, Exercise Stalwart Guardian 2005 (20-28 August). Throughout the exercise, there will be increased military traffic on local highways and roads.

Canadian Forces convoys travel at speeds that are often less than the posted maximum. The public is reminded to take extra care when passing military convoys as these vehicles may tow trailers or other equipment.

Over 3,500 Reserve soldiers from across Ontario will participate in the exercise that will test unit and combined arms cohesion during complex operations in a realistic environment.

Media visits and embedding during the exercise are highly encouraged. Opportunities include: airmobile assaults, raids, artillery live-fire, armoured reconnaissance, and engineer demolitions. Some of the supporting roles to the exercise include medical support, military policing, and communications.

For more information, visit the Stalwart Guardian 2005 website at: http://www.exstalwartguardian.forces.gc.ca or contact Captain Julie Brazeau, Land Force Central Area, Public Affairs Operations Officer at (416) 633-6200, ext. 5502.

Contact Information

  • Land Force Central Area
    Captain Julie Brazeau
    Public Affairs Operations Officer
    (416) 633-6200, ext. 5502