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Article / February 27, 2015 / Project number: c-ar-it-week-semaine-ii

Across 33 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG) 130 soldiers participated in Individual Training Week from 16 – 22 February, 2015. Courses offered this year included air brakes, driver/instructor examiner, transportation of dangerous goods, unit storeman, troop lift, and artillery observation post detachment member. For the Air Brakes course Sergeant Thomson explained that “there are 19 members on the course from almost every unit in the brigade”. The air brake qualification is required to drive the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) which is a crucial vehicle for every unit.

“The aim of this year’s individual training week is to make sure that units have personnel with the proper qualifications to support training throughout the year”, mention Captain Patrick Wood, of 33 CBG Battle School. “This means training drivers and storesmen, for example, to make sure units can transport ammo and have troop-lift capability.” While not as exciting as tactical exercise, Individual Training week ensure that the right person with the right qualifications is available.

33 Canadian Brigade Group, a military formation that is made up of 16 Army Reserve units located throughout Eastern and Northern Ontario. For more information on the 33 Canadian Brigade Group check out the our facebook page at www.facebook.com/33cbg

By Captain Scott Atchison

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