Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence



Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

January 22, 2014 15:09 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Troops Return Home from Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 22, 2014) - Media are invited for the return of soldiers serving in Afghanistan to CFB Trenton on January 23, 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.

Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West, will be present to welcome the troops home as they disembark.

When: January 23, 2014, 8:00 a.m. (time is subject to change)
Where: 8 Wing, CFB Trenton, Passenger Terminal, (off old Highway 2)
What: Canadian soldiers returning home after serving in Afghanistan, greeted by MP Rick Norlock 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: Parking will be limited beside the passenger terminal. For further information please contact 8 Wing Public Affairs, via email. Imagery of the arrival will also be available online at www.forcesimages.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Capt. Julie Brunet
    Public Affairs Officer
    8 Wing Trenton
    613-392-2811 ext. 2041

    Questions related to Canada's participation in the NATO
    Training Mission-Afghanistan can be directed to the
    Media Liaison Office at 1-866-377-0811

    Information: 1-866-377-0811 / (613) 996-2353
    www.forces.gc.ca