Corporal Warren Drake ground guides Trooper Jeremy Gearin in a Taurus Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) hoisting a plough at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Reno on Exercise MAPLE GUARDIAN (Ex MG), at the Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), California, U.S.A.
Task Force 1-10 (TF 1-10) is comprised of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group (1 RCR BG), the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT), and the National Support Element (NSE).
Approximately 3,700 soldiers are participating in the exercise, which includes supporting elements from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), and other units across Canada. Ex MG is a major military training event designed to confirm the readiness of TF 1-10, which will be deploying to Afghanistan in the spring of 2010. (Photo: Canadian Forces/By Sgt Lance Wade with Combat Camera (36 CBG Public Affairs)