Troops from the North American Aerospace Defense Command gathered at Peterson Air Force Base to mark the 46th anniversary.
“The formation of a single Logistics Branch aimed at supporting all three environments of the Canadian Armed Forces took place in 1968, and included transportation, supply, finance and food services,” the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a news release. “The birthday or official date of formation of the Canadian Armed Forces Logistics Branch is recognized on 1 February 1968, the date that the Canadian Armed Forces Reorganization Act was proclaimed.”
Colorado Springs has the largest permanently-deployed contingent of Canadian troops. Almost everything they need, including uniforms and other gear, is supplied by 25 Colorado Springs-based troops from the Logistics Branch.
The one logistics complaint can be found in a handbook for Canadians deploying to Colorado.
“Chips of the Ketchup kind are not available,” the handbook says.