Canadian Forces: Exercise OWL TALONS with 33 Service Battalion

PETAWAWA, ON – November 24-26, 70 members of the Canadian Forces 33 Service Battalion three detachments from Ottawa, North Bay, and Sault Ste Marie, gathered at CFB Petawawa for Exercise OWL TALONS.

33 Service Battalion is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve unit falling under 33 Canadian Brigade Group, responsible for providing Combat Service Support to eastern and northern Ontario, including cities such as Ottawa, North Bay, and Sault Ste Marie.

Ex OWL TALONS was a section competition based exercise matching sections against each other on a number of soldier skills including, section attacks, first aid, minefields and CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense), as well as getting some time on the 9mm range for live fire.

I was embedded with 1 section, 1 section members were:
MCpl Jackson
Cpl Brodie
Cpl Gaudreau
Cpl Rochon
Pte Greenwood
Pte Turenne
Pte Velize

For the full set of 33 Service Battalion photos, click here. For the password, contact myself or Sgt. Smith.