Posts Tagged ‘improvised explosive device’
This from a CF news release:
“One Canadian Forces member was killed yesterday, December 18th, 2010, after an improvised explosive device detonated while on operations in the Panjwa’i district of Kandahar Province, at approximately 12:30 p.m. local time. Killed in action was Corporal Steve Martin, from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, serving with 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group, based at CFB Valcartier, Quebec. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of our fallen soldier during this difficult time …. “
Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the latest fallen. We mourn with you.
“I don’t think anybody who watches a soldier disappear on
an IED can not be affected”
I know I can be harsh when the media or other message distributors could be doing a better job, so I have to give credit where it’s due.
I just spotted this piece, based on a CF Army News interview, about new web pages for the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Task Force (C-IED TF):
“The classified and non-classified websites will act as repositories for all relevant C-IED information. They will serve as the primary platforms for C-IED collaboration, training content development, and timely information sharing and communication as it relates to the IED threat.
These websites will help the CF to access the latest C-IED information. The sites will support future deployment preparations, provide C-IED initiatives awareness, enable situational awareness of the global IED threat and enable intelligence-led operations in support of our overall C-IED efforts.
Soldiers can visit the site to request information directly from the C-IED TF and provide feedback.”
Here’s the links:
Kudos to the efforts of the Task Force, kudos for using the internet as a way to get vital information back and forth quickly, and kudos for having a web site giving a public face to the Task Force’s vital work.