Grizzly was the first of two deployments designed to prepare
units of 41 Canadian Brigade Group for Exercise Active Edge 2004
to be held in Wainwright in August. The exercise marked the
first deployment of the brigade outside of Canada, and was
conducted both as a road move for advance parties, and by
charter flights for the majority of participating troops. The
Calgary Highlanders fielded 92 soldiers primarily from "A"
The Brigade was
assisted by 39 Canadian Brigade (based in British Columbia) who
provided equipment (made easy by the fact the BC brigade had
trained in Fort Lewis the weekend prior) as well as Militia
Training Support Centre in Wainwright as well as, of course, the
United States Army who provided the MILES (laser training) gear
employed by 41 Brigade, as well as other equipment such as the
Chinook helicopter shown in the photos below.