Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

March 17, 2014 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Final Troops Return After the End of Military Operations in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 17, 2014) - Department of National Defence -

The final flight returning remaining Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed to Afghanistan will be returning to Canada tomorrow, after the end of major military operations for Canada in Afghanistan.

What: His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence and General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, will welcome the troops returning from Afghanistan.
When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The flight is expected at approximately 9 a.m.
Where: Canada Reception Centre (at the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport)
Hangar 11
190 Convair Private
Ottawa

Notes to editor / news director: Media representatives are required to arrive no later than 8 a.m. (EST) and have valid media accreditation. Media will be offered the opportunity to interview returning members of the CAF.

Associated Links

Information on Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan can be found here: http://www.afghanistan.gc.ca/canada-afghanistan/index.aspx

Imagery Links

Imagery of the troops homecoming will be posted here: http://www.forcesimages.ca

Overall Imagery of CAF involvement in Afghanistan can be found here: http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/site/gallery-eng.asp?value=OPATTENTION

Contact Information

  • Captain Melina Archambault
    Directorate Army Public Affairs
    Tel: 613-971-7115
    (cell) 613-617-3065