CAF members and vehicles heading to CFB Borden in preparation to combat COVID-19

Members of 12e Régiment blindé du Canada survey the flood damaged areas near Rigaud, Quebec during Operation LENTUS 19-02, April 22, 2019. Photo: Leading Seaman Marilou Villeneuve-Last, Valcartier Imaging Services VL12-2019-0251-001

Starting today, a large number of military personnel and vehicles from 33 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG) will be travelling on the roads in Ontario heading to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden.

This movement is in preparation for the government’s response to COVID-19 so that the Canadian Armed Forces is available for federal, provincial, or municipal requests for assistance (RFA).

Private Troy Fromm, a Medical Technician who serves with the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup and National Support Element (NSE) showcases one of the field ambulance that’s used during Operation REASSURANCE in Adazi, Latvia on December 11, 2018. Photo: Aviator Jerome Lessard/Task Force Latvia (TFL) RP21-2018-0019-005

These RFAs are expected to help support other emergencies as well, like floods and fires. From CFB Borden, soldiers will be positioned to support and react to the needs requested by collaborating with civilian partners.

Local residents can expect to see the movement of vehicles on Ontario roads starting today, Monday, April 6, 2020.

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