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Monday , 23 May 2022
Canadian Army's Leopard 2 tanks are just one of the military vehicles that have moved via rail for the upcoming training exercise. Image: Canadian Army.

Army’s largest training exercise MAPLE RESOLVE begins

Vermilion and area residents will see an influx of people to the area, as south in Wainwright, the Canadian Army’s largest training exercise of the year is about to take place. 

MAPLE RESOLVE 22 begins today and continues until Sunday, May 22 at 3CDSG Wainwright with the exercise coming back on to nearly full capacity. 

It’s expected that approximately 3,200 military personnel will play a role with roughly 680 U.S. Army Soldiers, 20 U.S. Marines, and 150 members of the British Army. 

Wainwright students are met by CAF members as part of their community outreach at the Wainwright
High School football field on April 26. Image: Canadian Army.

The majority of Canadian soldiers will be from 2 CMBG based out of Petawawa, Ontario. 

Leopard 2 tanks and other vehicles have been moved by rail through New Brunswick to Wainwright for the exercise. 

Residents of Wainwright and the surrounding area may see jets, helicopters, and drones, outside the Garrison Wainwright training area during the exercise. 

All images posted online by the Canadian Army. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.