Simulated Guts Yield Glory at Maple Resolve 17
Special effects makeup artist Jenni MacDonald applies prosthetic wounds to a role player who will act as a simulated casualty on a training mission as part of Maple Resolve 17, the Canadian Army's premiere brigade-level validation exercise running May 14-29 at Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. The role players fulfill an integral part for the training, allowing the Soldiers to react to life-like, real-time situations ranging from medevac, hostile enemies and media engagements. As a part of the exercise, the U.S. Army is providing a wide array of combat and support elements. These elements include sustainment, psychological operations, public affairs, aviation and medical units. Readiness is the U.S. Army Reserve's number one priority. Reserve units participating in Maple Resolve 17 will sharpen individual skill sets while enhancing overall unit readiness.