The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, speaks to Canadian Forces personnel on a visit to their camp during Operation NANOOK 2012 in Tsiigehtchic, NT.
21 August 2012 - Tsiigehtchic, Northwest Territories, Canada
Operation NANOOK 2012 is Canada's premiere annual Northern sovereignty operation. The NANOOK series enable the Canadian Forces to demonstrate its ability to operate effectively in the challenging Arctic environment, enhancing the skills of soldiers, sailors, and airmen and airwomen. The Operation also strengthens Canadian Forces links with whole of government partners, enhances cooperation and increases Canadian Forces' ability to respond to any emergency in the North.
Operation NANOOK 2012 runs from 1 Aug to 26 August, 2012, and is conducted in two distinct geographical locations: in the Western Arctic, in and around Inuvik, and Tsiigehtchic, Northwest Territories; and in the Eastern Arctic in Hudson Strait, Hudson Bay, and its littoral area including Churchill, Manitoba.
Photo: Sgt Frank Hudec, Canadian Forces Canada Command