VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Oct. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Reporters are invited to be present this Sunday, October 14, when the first group of Canadian Forces (CF) members assembles prior to departing for Kabul, Afghanistan, where they will participate in the second rotation of Operation ATTENTION:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012
- 10:15-11:15 am: Meet the soldiers and their families at Valcartier Garrison (interview opportunities)
- 11:15-11:30 am: The soldiers board buses at Valcartier (photo opportunities)
At 11:30 am, the group of about 90 CF members will board buses to travel from Valcartier to Jean Lesage International Airport. However, interviews can be conducted and photographs taken only at Valcartier. The flight is scheduled to depart at 1:15 pm.
If you would like to be present at Valcartier for the departure of this first group, please confirm your attendance with the 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group public affairs office (see contact information below). All media representatives who plan to attend must report to the main gate of Valcartier Garrison on October 14 at 10:00 am. Only media who will travel to Valcartier for the get-together will be able to interview soldiers.
From now until mid-November 2012, approximately 850 CF members will be leaving Quebec in successive small groups to form the next Canadian Contribution Training Mission - Afghanistan (CCTM-A). Serving as part of Operation ATTENTION, the soldiers will provide support for training and professional development of Afghanistan's national security forces from October 2012 to June 2013.
For more information about Operation ATTENTION or the CCTM-A, visit http://www.comfec-cefcom.forces.gc.ca/pa-ap/ops/attention/index-eng.asp.
SOURCE: National Defence
Captain Julie Brouillette
Public Affairs Officer, 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
Telephone: 418 844-5000, ext. 4688