Media advisory - Commander Joint Task Force Haiti returns home

VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, March 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend the homecoming of Brigadier-General Guy Laroche, Commander Joint Task Force Haiti, and of about 100 of his soldiers this Monday in Quebec:

    When:  Monday, March 22, 2010, 5:30 p.m. (plane set to arrive at
           6:00 p.m.)
    Where: Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, International Zone

The 850 or so soldiers from Valcartier, comprising the Land Force element of Joint Task Force Haiti, are mostly home after a two month mission. During its deployment, this contingent has offered the Haitian population emergency medical services, engineering expertise, land mobility, as well as security support.

Note to the editors:

It is recommended that media representatives that wish to be present call the Public Affairs Officer at one of the numbers below Monday afternoon to make sure that flight plans haven't changed.

For further details on the Canadian Forces participation in humanitarian operations conducted in response to the earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, visit: (International Operations Section / OPERATION HESTIA Subsection).

SOURCE National Defence

For further information: For further information: Lieutenant Mélina Archambault, Interim Public Affairs Officer, 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, (418) 844-5000 ext 4688, Pager: (418) 260-3082

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