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Photos from the Final Year of Op Athena (Canadian Forces)
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01 December 2011
Kandahar Airfield

Members of Mission Transition Task Force (MTTF) stand on parade for the ceremony of the last flag lowering at Kandahar Airfield (KAF).

During the flag lowering ceremony at Kandahar Airfield on December 1, 2011, the men and women of Mission Transition Task Force sang O Canada while saluting the Canadian flag. Lieutenant General (LGen) Stuart Beare, Commander Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command attended the ceremony and encouraged all present to consider how much Canada has done during 10 years of operations in Afghanistan as the role of the Canadian Forces transitions to training.

The Mission Transition Task Force is responsible for conducting the mission closure of Operation ATHENA in order to enable the Canadian Forces to transition to subsequent operations as directed by the Government of Canada.

Photo by Corporal (Cpl) Patrick Drouin, Imagery technician, MTTF HQ


18 June 2011
Kandahar District, Afghanistan

Canadian Forces Door Gunner, Sergeant Chad Zopf, leans out of the CH-146 Griffon helicopter to obtain positive identification on a target and engage it using his GAU-21 50-caliber machine gun during a training exercise.

Photo by: Sergeant Matthew McGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

9 June 2011
Panjwa’i District, Afghanistan

Royal 22e Régiment, Charlie Company, 8 Platoon, Sergeant Luc Robichaud climbs the stairs to explore the upper level of a grape hut during an early morning operation in Panjwa’i District to clear several small villages and compounds.

OP CRAZY FLIGHT 1 is one of the last operations for Royal 22e Régiment, Charlie Company before the Canadian Forces ends its mission in the Southern region of Afghanistan.
Photo by: Sergeant Matthew McGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

03 June 2011
Panjwa'i District, Kandahar, Afghanistan

A Combat Engineer provides security during Operation OMID ATAL 09 (Hope and Victory).

This operation saw the Afghan National Army’s 1st Brigade of the 205th (Hero) Corps, under the command of BGen Ahmed Habibi, take a leadership role and partner with Task Force Kandahar, under the command of BGen Dean Milner, to conduct security operations throughout Panjwa’i and Dand districts of Kandahar Province.
Photo by Cpl Tina Gillies, Image Tech, Roto 10, Task Force Kandahar, Afghanistan

April 11, 2011
Dand District, Afghanistan
OPERATION MUTAY

Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT) member, WO Ouellet gives out markers to the Afghan children in the village of Nakonay.

Photo by Cpl Tina Gillies, Task Force Kandahar, Afghanistan Image Tech, Roto 10

18 February 2011
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Corporal Sebastien Gratton from Bulldog (Bravo) Company, 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group (1R22eR BG), provides local security in Nakhonay during Operation HAMAGHE SHAY where clearance patrols searched for caches of weapons and IED-making supplies.
Photo Credit: Master Corporal Angela Abbey, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

17 February 2011
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Corporal Alexandre Thibault of the 1er Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battle Group pauses during clearance patrols in the Nakhonay Region during HAMAGHE SHAY.
Photo Credit: Master Corporal Angela Abbey, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

February 2, 2011
Sperwan Ghar, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

Members of Alpha troop from X Battery at forward operating base Sperwan Ghar conduct a fire for effect mission.
Photo : Cpl Jean-François Carpentier, JTF-A Image Tech, ROTO 10

January 22, 2011
Kandahar, Afghanistan

A soldier from Task Force Kandahar provides security while on a foot patrol.
Photo by Cpl Tina Gillies, JTF-A Image Tech, Roto 10.

April 10, 2011
Dand District, Afghanistan
OPERATION MUTAY

Cpl Marc André Amyotte, a field medic from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa hugs another fellow Canadian solider while on foot patrol for Operation Mutay.
Photo by Cpl Tina Gillies, Task Force Kandahar, Afghanistan Image Tech, Roto 10

photos from Canadian Forces Combat Camera


Added: Jan-5-2012 
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Tags: Afghanistan, Canada, ISAF, Op Athena, Kandahar Province, KAF, Canadian Forces, OMLT, Combat Camera
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  • go Canada !!! thanks for your help !!!

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  • Yes, it's about time that we are all leaving. As usual you did a job Canada.

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  • I hope like hell we never get dragged into another one of your bullshit wars. We should of left Afghanistan 8 YEARS ago. Fucking Bush should be charged with War Crimes.

    I hope your next President has the balls to stop overseas Aid, and to bring his military HOME where it belongs.

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    • @xittix All I saw was photos of Canadians leaving everywhere. I didn't know you were even there until now ...

      PS Pretty fucked up that you let Frogs dictate what you speak and where you speak it - your country will be forever divided because of that.

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    • @pauliec17

      If you didn't know Canadians were there you need to turn off FOX News and start reading about world events. Might help you.

      As for the French, again you need to get up to speed. The separatist party got annihilated last election and no longer is a player in Canadian Politics. As for your country well, you got your own very well known problems.

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    • @xittix
      1. I was in Afghanistan for two tours and didn't see one Canadian. I don't need FOX.

      2. You are still legislated to be bilingual at the Federal level. I've lived in Canada too. Check out your passport or a customs /douane form (if you've ever left the 51st state).

      Don't assume everyone on here lives in their mom's basement, typing their life away. It will save you looking like a dick.

      Have a nice day.

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    • @pauliec17

      Amazing you didn't see one Canadian but I guess you would of been harder to find as Canada had a much larger role in combat operations than Australia.

      As for bilingual bit. You're so concerned about that? How about you worry about your own semi-disaster of a country first?

      Might save you looking like a know-it-all wanker.

      Cheerio!

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    • @xittix
      lol You're a knob-jockey. There's nothing disastrous about Australia. I guess that's why all the Canadians that come over here want to stay. Hence my avatar.

      You've been fun. Enjoy your winter.

      PS Have you ever thought that I might just know it all? hehe

      PPS I wank rather frequently and funnily enough, I've never fantasised about a Canadian while I do it ... oh, wait, I did fantasise about a couple of baby Harp seals a few times.

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  • The rise plus run on stairs should be 17 inches people! You need to fix that or your home insurance will be in trouble.... Maybe not today, maybe not tomorow, but that's a ticking time bomb...

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  • I may be opening myself up here for all kinds of stuff, but here goes anyway. With the picture of the bearded guy with the sunglasses looking right into the camera, when I looked at the high-res photo, I noticed that the zipper on his pants was, well, upside down. It looks like the zipper works in reverse of a normal zipper. I'm wondering if this is because it's easier to get your fly down and take a leak that way, because you're mostly in the field or something? But then the bottom of the z More..

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    • @Mike LoPinto Of course I've put on a jacket with a zipper. Look closely, that's NOT the zipper to his jacket. Just to the right of the forward sight of his gun, you can see his pants zipper. The zipper is clearly down, but the fly is not unzipped. On a typical pair of pants, when you pull the zipper down, it opens the fly. In this case, the zipper is down and the fly is closed. So it's like an upside down zipper on his pants. That's what I'm curious about - is this some military field zi More..

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