Public Service Announcement - Seasonal CF-18 Firing Exercises at Valcartier Garrison - April 27 to May 1, 2009

    VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The 5 Canadian
Mechanized Brigade Group air cell and 3 Wing Bagotville's 425 Tactical Fighter
Squadron are working together to organize CF-18 firing exercises, which will
take place from Monday, April 27, to Friday, May 1, at Valcartier Garrison.
    During this training, 20-mm ammunition will be fired and bombs will be
released from CF-18 aircraft.
    The noise of explosions and aircraft movements may be heard during this
time. All firing exercises will take place between 8:00 am and 11:30 pm during
the week, except for Friday, when the exercise will end at 6:00 pm. No
exercises are scheduled for the weekend.
    CF-18 firing exercises are part of regular training for Canada's Air
Force fighter pilots stationed at Bagotville. These exercises are generally
held over short periods of time totalling approximately 12 weeks per year. All
of the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that the exercises run
smoothly and to minimize any inconvenience to residents in the surrounding

For further information:

For further information: Stéphan Boivin, 5 Area Support Group Public
Affairs Officer, (418) 844-5000, ext. 7146

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