American soldier held for five years by Tabilan is released

Bowe Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network for the last five years after being captured in Afghanistan in June of 2009. The Taliban agreed to turn over Bowe in return for five Afghan detainees at Guantanamo bay.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/05/31/bowe-bergdahl-the-only-american-soldier-held-prisoner-in-afghanistan-has-been-freed/




Major Ray Corby of the 1stBattalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR), Charles Company’s (C-Coy) Officer in Command, and Master Warrant Officer Mike Hawthorn of the 1 RCR, C-Coy’s Sergeant Major stay vigilant in a trench in the Garrison Wainwright training area on 25 May 2014, during Exercise Maple Resolve 14.

Major Ray Corby of the 1stBattalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR), Charles Company’s (C-Coy) Officer in Command, and Master Warrant Officer Mike Hawthorn of the 1 RCR, C-Coy’s Sergeant Major stay vigilant in a trench in the Garrison Wainwright training area on 25 May 2014, during Exercise Maple Resolve 14.



Opposition Forces (OPFOR) played by 12e Régiment blindé du Canada (12 RBC) based out of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Quebec, drive their Coyote’s in the training area at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, on 10 May 2014, in preparation for Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 14.

Opposition Forces (OPFOR) played by 12e Régiment blindé du Canada (12 RBC) based out of Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, Quebec, drive their Coyote’s in the training area at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, on 10 May 2014, in preparation for Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 14.



A Canadian Army medic bandages the burned leg of a French boy as his brother looks on. Taken in Boissons, France during the Battle of Normandy, June 1944.

A Canadian Army medic bandages the burned leg of a French boy as his brother looks on. Taken in Boissons, France during the Battle of Normandy, June 1944.



In response to the question about the C8s. A guy I know just got out of the army, he was in the Dragoons manning a recon coyote and he said they all had C8s. But that might have just been because they're a mechanized regiment and the C8 is more practical for them.

Vehicle crews are issued C8’s and I believe that for everyone else they’re issued at the CO’s discretion.


I've noticed more and more photos of soldiers training with C8s, even one you posted with an M203 attached to one. Is there some sort of transition taking place or something? Just wondering honestly I don't think it matters very much, just interested.

I think they’re just all on the same range in the same unit firing the same weapon. That’s just a guess though.

Anyone have any input? 






A CC 130 Hercules from 4 Wing Cold Lake airdrops a Container Delivery System (CDS) bundle in the Garrison Wainwright training area on 24 May 2014, during Exercise MapleResolve

A CC 130 Hercules from 4 Wing Cold Lake airdrops a Container Delivery System (CDS) bundle in the Garrison Wainwright training area on 24 May 2014, during Exercise MapleResolve









A troop from 1st (Halifax-Dartmouth) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, fire a 21-gun salute from the Halifax Citadel as part of the official welcome of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Canada on May 19, 2014.
A troop from 1st (Halifax-Dartmouth) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, fire a 21-gun salute from the Halifax Citadel as part of the official welcome of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Canada on May 19, 2014.


Canadian Armed Forces along with United States Army Military Police, conduct a presence patrol in the fictitious town of Enriquillo during Exercise

Canadian Armed Forces along with United States Army Military Police, conduct a presence patrol in the fictitious town of Enriquillo during Exercise