Exercise Phoenix Ghost 17
As part of Exercise Phoenix Ghost 17, members of Operational Support Elements ( OSE) from 2 Air Expeditionary Squadron ( 2 AES) deployed to CFB Valcartier from March 27st to the 31st, 2017. This exercise allowed Members of 2 Wing to conduct simulated operations in order to prepare for possible future deployments with Canadian Army resources. OSE members were introduced to the airport recognition process by conducting two reconnaissance trips to Charlevoix Regional Airport and Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City. In order to facilitate the integration of 2 Wing into ground operations, OSE par- ticipated in several visits to the Valcartier base, which will in turn help 2 Wing to improve its future support. Finally, members of 2 Wing also participated in the 8th Quebec City International University- Defence Conference of the Institut Militaire de Québec ( IMQ) titled "The Gray Zone: The Military Faced with Multi- faceted Security". This event, held annually and co- organized with the Institute for Advanced International Studies and the Centre de la Securite International ( CSI) at Laval University, discusses topics such as hybrid warfare, cyber security and national intelligence management from Canada's perspective on security, strategists and allies.