Embedded with the Canadian Armed Forces in the Yukon
In early fall, Vancouver-based Director and Filmmaker (and all around good friend) Nigel Edwards and I were given the opportunity to embed with the Canadian Forces Joint Task Force North division in the Kluane Mountains, Yukon Territory for Operation NANOOK.
This Operation is the largest annual military training exercise in Northern Canada. Focusing on Northern sovereignty drills, search and rescue, survival and wilderness training and more, Operation NANOOK requires the combined efforts of multiple departments of the Canadian Armed Forces, from the Air Force to the Rangers and everyone in-between. We were incredibly honoured to live, sleep, eat, and participate alongside the men and women of the Forces throughout the last week of the Operation in Haines Junction, Yukon.
The following post is a photojournal: using some of my personal favourite black and white images to highlight our experience with the Forces, along with some basic short descriptions, I hope to be able to depict a different, more personal side of the Canadian Military.
For more images, check out my full Black and White Gallery from Operation NANOOK 2016.