Media advisory - Media presence at the final exercise for Afghanistan

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives
are invited to accompany Valcartier soldiers to Wainwright (Alb.), as they
will conduct their last extensive exercise before being deployed to
Afghanistan, in August 2007.
    After concluding training in Fort Bliss (Texas) last February,
2 500 soldiers will start the last phase to attain the complete operational
level needed for their deployment.
    Media are invited to the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Center (CMTC),
located on Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, during the following dates:

    - From 9 to 12 May 2007
    - From 21 to 24 May 2007

    During this exercise, soldiers will participate in various scenarios,
including convoy escort support duties and combat and security operations. For
instance, they will carry out live firing using infantry, armored, and
artillery weapons, by day and night.
    CMTC is a national training center that plans and executes training in a
contemporary operational environment. CMTC has weapons effect simulation
technology and urban infrastructure built especially for training.
    Media representatives that want to cover the military exercise that will
take place at CMTC or that wish to obtain specific details to take a decision
are invited to speak with Captain Eric Chamberland, at one of the numbers
written below, before April 10.

    Note: This invitation is sent to allow all interested media to do
necessary preparations in order to cover the exercise and offer the
opportunity to all in response to the multiple media requests. The majority of
soldiers involved in the exercise are francophone.

For further information:

For further information: Captain Eric Chamberland, Public Affairs
Officer of 5 CMBG, (418) 844-5000, ext 4688, Pager: (418) 260-3082

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