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Published on April 23, 2012

Spent casings pile up at the bottom of the windshield on the vehicle these artillery members are using for cover. Carla Allen photo

Published on April 23, 2012

Captain Murray Roesler from Halifax, battery captain for The 1st Halifax/Dartmouth Field Artillery Regiment (on far right), discusses orientation of the howitzers. Carla Allen photo

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Bombardier Catherine Hunt from Barrington Passage has been a reservist with the 84th for close to four years. Carla Allen photo

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Carla Allen photo

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Master bombardier Michael Doucette has been with the 84th Independent Field Battery in Yarmouth for six years. Carla Allen photo

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Some of the soldiers bunked down in the drill hall at the Yarmouth armories for Exercise Scotian Traverse. Carla Allen photo

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Guarding an entrance to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Taylor (Yarmouth armouries). Carla Allen photo

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A reservist, deeply involved in map making, the day before an attack on enemy forces. Carla Allen photo

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Black Dawn Brigade operatives try to breech the f-echelon perimeter during Exercise Scotian Traverse. Carla Allen photo

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Reservists instruct captured insurgents to lay on the road for interrogation during an attempted breech of security on the firing echelon at the far end of the Yarmouth airfield. Carla Allen photo

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At first light, armed forces arrive via Forest Street for an attack on Osprey (code name for the ferry terminal during the military exercise). Carla Allen photo

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On guard. Carla Allen photo

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Staccato bursts from machine guns and assault rifles filled the air during the mock battle at the ferry terminal on April 15. Carla Allen photo

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Reservists sight their guns on the ferry terminal. Carla Allen photo

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Assault rifles are lined up neatly on the floor in front of medics attending to an injured soldier. Carla Allen photo

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A surreal welcome for visitors appeared in the form of armed reservists on the Visitors Bureau lawn during Exercise Scotian Traverse. Carla Allen photo

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A casualty’s status is determined. Carla Allen photo

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Spent casings from blank charges litter the street after the mock attack on the ferry terminal April 15 (Sunday) at dawn. The reservists removed all evidence of their operations afterwards. Carla Allen photo

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A reservist holds steady on one of the entrances to the ferry terminal. Black Dawn Brigade operatives took over the property during Exercise Scotian Traverse. Carla Allen photo

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Acting Sub-Lieutenant Public Affairs Officer Blake Patterson and photojournalist Sergeant Lance Wade were the guides for Vanguard reporter Carla Allen during Exercise Scotian Traverse. Carla Allen photo

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Medics prepare to load an injured soldier. Carla Allen photo

Published on April 23, 2012

Medics load an injured soldiers. Carla Allen photo

On April 14 and 15, Yarmouth Vanguard journalist Carla Allen was embedded in a two-day military training exercise called Exercise Scotian Traverse that took place in Yarmouth.

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