Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

January 19, 2014 18:45 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Troops Return Home from Afghanistan

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2014) - Media are invited for the return of soldiers serving in Afghanistan to the Winnipeg International Airport on January 20, 2014.

The soldiers will be landing in Canada after several months serving on Canada's final commitment to Operation ATTENTION, Canada's contribution to the International Assistance Force / NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan.

Parliamentary Secretary James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, will be present to welcome the troops home as they disembark.

When: January 20, 2014, 2:50 p.m.

Where: Winnipeg International Airport

What: Canadian soldiers returning home after serving in Afghanistan, greeted by MP James Bezan as they step off the plane.

Operation ATTENTION is Canada's participation in the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, which delivers training and professional development support to the national security forces of Afghanistan: the Afghan National Army, the Afghan Air Force, and the Afghan National Police.

Note to editors / news directors: For more information and to RSVP your attendance, please contact Captain Jordan Woodman. Media are asked to be at the Winnipeg International Airport no later than 2:20 p.m.

Contact information:
Capt. Jordan Woodman
17 Wing Public Affairs Officer
204-833-2500 ext.6499

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