Department of National Defence



Department of National Defence

January 19, 2014 18:55 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Troops Return Home from Afghanistan

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2014) - Media are invited for the return of soldiers serving in Afghanistan to the Shell Aerocentre and Garrison Edmonton 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.

Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, will be present to welcome the troops home as they disembark.

When: January 20, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Shell AeroCentre, Edmonton International Airport and the Edmonton Garrison's Lecture Training Facility

What: Canadian soldiers returning home after serving in Afghanistan, greeted by MP Blaine Calkins 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 Mr. Fraser Logan. Media are asked to be at the Shell AeroCentre no later than 7:30 p.m. The Troops will then move, under Edmonton Police Service escort, to the Edmonton Garrison approximately 2 hours after landing. Due to the nature of international travel, flight times may change. Only those media that have RSVP'd will be contacted with updated flight times.

Contact information:
Mr. Fraser Logan
Army Public Affairs Officer
3rd Canadian Division
780 973-1942
Fraser.Logan@forces.gc.ca

Edmonton Shell Aerocentre - http://www.shellaero.com/main/hangar-location.html

Edmonton Garrison's Lecture Training Facility - http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/assets/ARMY_Internet/images/cfb-edmonton/map_edmn_grn1.pdf)

Contact Information