Yes, We Have Noticed

Canadians on Patrol


Pvt. Matt Oakley, a Canadian soldier from India Company, 2nd Batallion, Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR) takes a quick breather, June 18, on a pre-dawn patrol near the Forward Operating Base (OB) at Ma'sum Ghar, Afghanistan. About 2,500 members of the Canadian Forces (CF) are currently serving as part of Joint Task Force Afghanistan. Most of the soldiers are stationed at Kandahar Airfield and at Camp Nathan Smith, Canada's Provincial reconstruction Team (PRT) in Kandahar City. Other personnel are assigned to various military headquarters, a support base, and civilian organizations. They play a key role in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force mission whose goal is to improve the security situation in Afghanistan and assist in rebuilding the country. (Photo by Master Cpl. Kevin Paul, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)