Bernier moved from one military machine to another during his tour Sunday, clapping his hands together like a kid in a candy store.
"So, what do you have here?" Bernier asked as he moved from a Nyala RG-31 with a remote control gun to a LAV-3 armoured vehicle.
Bernier and Oda both donned flack vests and helmets, took rides aboard an immense twin-rotor Chinook helicopter and quizzed soldiers about the workings of the military and its machines.
But outside the small talk, the ministers stuck to prepared statements and left tough questions to high-level civil servants.
The visit included about a dozen carefully staged photo opportunities, a couple of funding announcements and just a handful of questions about affairs of state.
It wasn't until the pair were leaving, faced with a boycott of another photo-op, that Bernier agreed to answer questions from reporters.
In all seriousness, Bernier's visit raises some interesting questions, not least of which, why not Flakies? Way better.