Saturday, August 7, 2010
August 3, 2010
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montreal and HMCS Goose Bay (background) shortly after departing from St. John’s Newfoundland transiting towards the Arctic to participate in Operation NANOOK.
Operation NANOOK is one of three major recurring sovereignty operations conducted annually by the Canadian Forces (CF) in Canada's Arctic. Planned and directed by Joint Task Force North (JTFN) the whole-of-government operation highlights interoperability, command and control, and cooperation with interdepartmental and intergovernmental partners in the North. Operation NANOOK 10 takes place in Canada's Eastern and High Arctic area from August 6 to 26 and includes two major exercises, Exercise NATSIQ, a sovereignty and presence patrolling exercise of military resources, and Exercise TALLURUTIIT a whole-of -government exercise that focuses on environmental containment and remediation resulting from a simulated fuel spill. For the full caption…