We just concluded this year's #OperationNanook with USCGC Escanaba, USCGC Richard Snyder, and our Royal Canadian Navy colleagues.
Here's a peek in #27photos. Ok, so it's closer to 35, but the ones at the end are really cool!
Strengthening partnerships and testing interoperability, the USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) and USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) participated in Operation Nanook in early to mid-August.
Operation Nanook is the Canadian Armed Forces' signature #Arctic operation, comprising a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to exercise the defense of Canada and security in the region and incident management response and search rescue capabilities.
With commercial traffic and cruise ships increasingly visible in the Arctic, international collaborations are necessary to meet this increased traffic's potential search and rescue challenges. Nanook-Tuugaalik is the maritime component of the Nanook series of deployments and training events intended to be an Arctic naval presence operation and domain awareness of the waters in and around Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. Nanook-Tatigiit is the incident management and search and rescue exercise portion.
📸 MC3 Williams, USCGC Richard Snyder, HMCS Harry Dewolf (AOPV 430), HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707)
U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique Admiral Karl Schultz Admiral Linda Fagan Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard