Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 15, 2009 10:23 ET

Media Advisory: Department of National Defence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) - General Stanley McChrystal, Commander ISAF and Commander United States Forces Afghanistan, will be visiting Ottawa this week, during which he will meet with General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff. This visit is organized as part of General McChrystal's ongoing program to visit ISAF troop contributing nations and follows an invitation from General Natynczyk. There will be two media events with General McChrystal during his upcoming visit to Ottawa:

Wreath-laying Photo Opportunity

WHAT: Media are invited to a photo opportunity when General McChrystal
lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

WHERE: The National War Memorial, at the corner of Elgin and Wellington

WHEN: 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2009.

CDA Institute Speaking Engagement / Media Availability

WHAT: The Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) Institute will host a
speaking engagement with General McChrystal, who will speak on "The
Road Ahead for Afghanistan."

WHERE: Ballroom, Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa.

WHEN: 3:45 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009.

Media are welcome to attend and must register at the media registration table upon arrival, before 3:30 p.m. A brief media opportunity will follow the speaking engagement.

Note to Editors: Footage of the arrival of General McChrystal will be available on the Combat Camera website at:

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