Canadian Reserve Unit Training at Camp Shelby - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

January 6, 2007

Canadian Reserve Unit Training at Camp Shelby

A Canadian Army Reserve unit is getting some valuable training and getting a break from the cold, arctic temperatures of their homeland at Camp Shelby this weekend.  About one thousand soldiers from the 35 Canadian Brigade Group out of Quebec are undergoing intense, real-life training at the post.  Some of the soldiers may eventually be deployed to Afghanistan.  Training exercises are ongoing for infantry, artillery, engineers and military police, so that the troops will be proficient at the platoon level.  Senior officers with the unit say they have returned to Camp Shelby for a second year, because winter weather in their home province makes it impossible to do this type of training.  And those officers say they hope to return for more training in future years. 


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