Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment develops new strategy in Afghanistan

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Photo: Pauline Moisy

Afghan villages have been recreated in Valcartier military base to train troops before their deployment in Afghanistan.

Valcartier military base doors were open to journalists recently, giving the public a glimpse of how Canadian troops are trained before their deployment in Afghanistan. From November 2010 to July 2011, about 800 soldiers from Valcartier Royal 22e Regiment will replace the 1st Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment, from Petawawa (Ont.).