Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 25, 2010 11:43 ET

Media Advisory: Availability with Brigadier General Dan Menard Commander, Joint Task Force Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2010) - To provide an update on the mission in Afghanistan, the commander of Joint Task Force Afghanistan, Brigadier-General Dan Ménard, will host two separate phone-in teleconferences, one in English followed by one in French, on Friday, February 26, 2010.

What: Brig.-Gen. Ménard will open the teleconference with a statement covering the following topics:

  • Progress in achieving the "ring of stability" around Kandahar City;

  • US forces deployed as part of Task Force Kandahar;

  • Phase II of Operation MOSHTARAK, and the Canadian Forces contribution to the operation as a whole; and

  • The focus on Task Force Kandahar's area of operations this summer by ISAF Regional Command (South).

When Brig.-Gen. Ménard has completed his statement, he will take questions on these topics for about 20 minutes.

When to Call:
The English teleconference will begin at 11 a.m. EST. Participants should call in no later than 10:50 a.m. EST. For all callers within North America: 1-800-974-0446. For callers outside North America: 1-416-644-3415

The French teleconference will begin at 11:35 a.m. EST. Participants should call in no later than 11:25 a.m. EST. For all callers within North America: 1-800-814-4860. For callers outside North America: 1-416-644-3416.

For more information about Joint Task Force Afghanistan, visit the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command website at: http://www.cefcom-comfec.forces.gc.ca/pa-ap/index-eng.asp

For photographs of Brig.-Gen. Ménard, visit the photo gallery of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command website at: http://www.comfec-cefcom.forces.gc.ca/pa-ap/potd/index-eng.asp

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