Media advisory - Valcartier troops back from Haiti

VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend a return flight of approximately one hundred Valcartier soldiers arriving from Haiti this Sunday:

    When: Sunday, March 7, 2010, 7:15 p.m. (plane set to arrive at 7:45 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, will gradually come home. Since Mid-January 2010, this contingent offers 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 Sunday 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 (greater than) 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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