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From design to destruction
By: MWO Neadow (1 ESU Trg MWO)
Many of you that know or have heard about 1 Engineer Support Unit (1 ESU), may have a preconceived notion that these men and women sit around in their plush armchairs designing, do project management and supervise the building of camps. That being said, you're not totally off the mark; they are the Canadian Armed Forces geniuses that do exactly that.
De la conception à la destruction
Auteur : Adjum Neadow (Adjum Instr de la 1 UAG)
Un grand nombre d'entre vous qui connaissez la 1re Unité d'appui du génie (1 UAG) ou en avez entendu parler, pourraient croire que ses membres passent leur temps devant un écran d'ordinateur à concevoir, à gérer des projets et superviser la construction de camps. Il est vrai que vous n'avez pas tout à fait tort. Il s'agit bien des génies des Forces armées canadiennes tenus d'accomplir ces tâches.
Geospatial engineering support to Exercise KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014
By: Sgt. Mike Ward, Geospatial Engineering Support Team Comd, Joint Task Force Pacific Headquarters, Victoria, B.C.
This past August, the Joint Task Force Pacific Geomatics section was tasked to provide geospatial engineering support (mapping) to Ex KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014. Deploying as a Geospatial Engineering Support team with a Deployable Geospatial Support System, Sgt. Mike Ward and MCpl Kevin Sutherland provided various geospatial products and services over the course of the exercise which took place in Trail, British Columbia from Aug. 17-28, 2014.
Soutien technique du génie géospatial au cours de l'exercice KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014
Rédigé par : Sgt Mike Ward, cmdt de l'équipe de soutien technique du génie géospatial, au Quartier général de la Force opérationnelle interarmées (Pacifique), à Victoria, en C.-B.
Au mois d'août 2014, on a demandé à la section de géomatique de la Force opérationnelle interarmées (Pacifique) (Géo FOIP) de fournir un soutien technique du génie géospatial (cartographie) pendant l'Ex KOOTENAY COUGAR 2014. Affectés à l'équipe de soutien technique du génie géospatial (ESTGG) et munis d'un système de soutien géomatique déployable (SSGD), le Sgt Mike Ward et le Cplc Kevin Sutherland ont fourni divers produits et services géospatiaux au cours de l'exercice qui a eu lieu à Trail, en Colombie-Britannique, du 17 au 28 août 2014.
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