Military training to be conducted this weekend

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The 49th (SSM) Fd Artillery Regiment RCA Monument Gun – August 7, 2019.

The 49th Field Regiment with 33 Service Battalion Detachment Sault Ste Marie will be conducting an exercise in the city of Sault Ste Marie the weekend of 27-28 Feb 21.

Approximately 50 Army reservists from local units will be involved in the exercise. The purpose of this exercise is so that soldiers can practise their tactics and skills in a cold weather environment.

The public is advised that they will see military vehicles travelling in groups during these dates that include Pine St North of Wellington Ave; 2nd Line East/West, and Airport Rd. Soldiers conducting operations in a cold weather environment may be seen in the vicinity of the Armoury property and Pointe des Chenes City Park.

The unit will conduct training with personal service weapons.  There is no ammunition being used during this exercise.

Motorist are asked to be cautious as the unit will travel in groups on public streets.

Residents should be advises that the soldiers will be carrying service rifles and support weapons but there will be no ammunition used.

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