Dunn Native Participates In Maritime Exercise In Artic Region

By Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach

CANADIAN ARCTIC – A 2016 Midway High School graduate and native of Dunn, North Carolina, participated in Operation Nanook-Tuugaalik 2020, a multinational maritime exercise conducted in the Canadian Arctic from August 4 – 24.

Seaman Logan Holder is serving aboard USS Thomas Hudner, a guided-missile destroyer, that is taking part in the exercise which focuses on multiple warfare areas including maritime interdiction operations, ice diving, air defense, damage control, search and rescue and amphibious operations.

Operation Nanook-Tuugaalik is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature northern operation comprised of a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to exercise the defense of Canada and security in the region. This includes capability-building operations conducted over the course of a year in Canada’s northern and Arctic regions through training, developing partnerships, and improving the readiness of all participants.