Media advisory - Media opportunity - 430 Squadron deploys to Afghanistan

VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, July 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to the departure of 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron's (430 THS) commanding officer and part of his unit this Monday, July 19, for Kandahar, where they will take part in a nine month tour.

    
    When:  Monday, July 19, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Valcartier Garrison (Quebec)
    

Lieutenant-Colonel Erick Simoneau, who will take command of the Canadian Helicopter Force - Afghanistan (CHF-Afg), will be available for interviews, as will some of his subordinates.

Media representatives who wish to cover this departure must confirm their presence as soon as possible by calling 5 CMBG's public affair's office at 418-844-5000 ext 4688. They must also be present at Valcartier Garrison's main gate on July 19, at 3:45 p.m.

For further details on the Air Force in Afghanistan: http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/v2/nr-sp/index-eng.asp?id=9011.

For further details on 430 THS : http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/1w-1e/sqns-escs/page-eng.asp?id=379.

SOURCE National Defence

For further information: For further information: Second-Lieutenant Derek Picard-Fortin, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, Phone: 418-844-5000 ext 4688


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