Troops on the move for training exercise

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Garrison Petawawa is advising the public to expect a high volume of Canadian Armed Forces vehicles on Ontario roads today, August 8, as troops travel to the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford for Exercise Stalwart Guardian 2019.

“Drivers are asked to be patient and cautious as the convoys will comprise civilian and military pattern vehicles which may cause significant congestion,” the base said in a public service announcement.

Nearly 1,000 Canadian Army personnel from across Ontario will conduct military training at Garrison Petawawa and the Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford from August 11 to 25.

“The goal of this training is to present soldiers of 4th Canadian Division of the Canadian Army with several challenging and realistic scenarios to build their capacity and preparedness.

“Exercise Stalwart Guardian 2019 is focused on realistic and challenging training for reserve soldiers facilitated by the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG).

“Training exercises such as Stalwart Guardian are important in the development and maintenance of critical soldier skills ensuring readiness when called upon to assist in domestic and international operations.”