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After a decade of working and fighting in the hot deserts of Afghanistan, Canadian troops are getting reacquainted with our frigid North in the largest Army-led exercise ever undertaken in the Canadian Arctic

A soldier from the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry gets out of the water after jumping in the icy waters of Long Lake in Yellowknife after the completion of ice survival training taught by combat divers from 1 Combat Engineer Regiment.

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Cpl. Dustin Perry from 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (CER) gives a thumbs up to show that everything is find during an ice diving session into Long Lake as part of exercise ARCTIC RAM.

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A paratrooper hits the ground a few seconds after Charlie Company of the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Light Infantry (PPCLI) jumps out of the side door of a C-130 Hercules during Exercise ARCTIC RAM. The landing zone was located on Great Slave Lake.

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A paratrooper hits the ground a few seconds after Charlie Company of the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Light Infantry (PPCLI) jump out of the side door of a C-130 Hercules during Exercise ARCTIC RAM. The landing zone was located on Slave Lake.

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Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Light Infantry (PPCLI) practise battle procedure on an open field in Forward Operational Base (FOB) Wolf, in Yellowknife during Exercise ARCTIC RAM.

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