Our tour started with a long flight across the country with a few stops along the way before heading over “the drink” to Afghanistan. The Air Force took very good care to ensure that we were all comfortable and well fed the whole 30 plus hours of travel.
The sound of the horn blasts in two shorts beeps, then continues simultaneously as organized chaos invokes the camp to move. In a flurry of activity, the sound of the warning alarm clears a full mess tent in seconds.
On the morning of January 5th, A Sqn TFA 1-10 departed for the National Training Center (NTC) in Ft. Irwin, California. It was a nice climate change from chilly Edmonton. The temperature rose as high as 20°c in the day and averaged 6°c at night.
My name is Corporal John Welyki from the British Columbia Regiment currently augmenting B Squadron of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) overseas in Afghanistan as part of Task Force 3-09 Battle Group.
Christmas found B Squadron again this year. Spirits were quite high, even though most silently wished that they could be home with family to celebrate the season.
Hello everyone, my name is Trooper Rebecca Hazen. I have been in Afghanistan for just over four months. There has been a high tempo for the Squadron with all the demands for the tanks, and that high tempo has been no exception for me.
An unseasonably warm January morning was the setting for a visit by 12 personnel from the medical staff of the CDU-C. The visit started out well, as they arrived just in time for coffee and cookies in the Mariner Room.
Thursday, January 7th was a bitter cold night even to the most weathered Edmontonian. This night though, the cold just didn’t seem to matter. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Edmonton Oilers, 12 Strathconas including 6 from C Sqn had the rare
Foxtrot Company (F Coy) mounted up on Hallowe’en Eve from Vancouver destined for Revelstoke, British Columbia, to tackle their winter warfare practical exercise, Ex STEELE WINTER.