Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

August 23, 2016 15:06 ET

Media Advisory/OPERATION REASSURANCE: A First Group of Valcartier Soldiers Return From Europe

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2016) - Media representatives are invited to attend the return of an initial group of CAF members from Valcartier this Wednesday in the early hours of the morning following their participation in the fifth rotation of Operation REASSURANCE in Central and Eastern Europe.

When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 1:30 a.m. (arrival of aircraft/media event)
Where: International Flights Terminal at Jean Lesage International Airport
in Quebec City
What: Welcome of troops in the presence of friends and family

Most of the 120-or so soldiers returning to Canada after around six months of deployment are from 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, led by 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group based in Valcartier. Operation REASSURANCE refers to the activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces in support of the reassurance measures implemented by NATO, including military capabilities relating to training, exercises, demonstrations and NATO assigned tasks.

Related Links

- Information concerning Operation REASSURANCE: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad/nato-ee.page

- Photos of Operation REASSURANCE: www.forcesimages.ca/default.aspx?aid=5085

Notes to Editor/News Director

Considering the early arrival time of the flight, pictures of the reception of troops with their loved ones will be made available to reporters wishing to cover this homecoming without having to travel to the Airport. Photos will be available on August 24 early in the morning through the following website Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/valcartier.

Members of the media wishing to attend this event are invited to verify for any delay of flight 4179 of the Royal Canadian Air Force by visiting the website of the Jean Lesage International Airport at www.aeroportdequebec.com/vols/horaire-des-vols-du-jour-arrivees.

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