Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 21, 2009 11:31 ET

Media Advisory: Availability With BGen Dan Menard Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2009) - Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg), Brigadier-General (BGen) Dan Menard, will host two separate phone-in teleconferences; one in English followed by one in French on Tuesday December 22, 2009 to provide an update on the mission in Afghanistan.

What: BGen Menard will address the following topics: the recent shift in the Canadian Area of Operations; US forces under Canadian command; and Task Force Kandahar successes and challenges. Once complete, he will entertain questions regarding these topics for approximately 20 minutes.

How: Media may join the teleconference via telephone at the following numbers: for all calls within North America 1-800-814-4859 or 1-416-644-3414 for calls from outside North America.

When: Media are asked to phone in no later than 10:15 a.m EST for a 10:30 a.m. EST start for the English teleconference and 11:00 am for an 11:15 a.m. EST start for the French teleconference.

Notes to Editors: The English teleconference will begin at 10:30 a.m. EST. The French teleconference will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. EST.

No individual interviews will be granted following the phone-in teleconference.

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