Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 22, 2016 16:13 ET

Media Advisory/OPERATION REASSURANCE: Another Return from Europe for Valcartier troops

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2016) - Media representatives are invited to be present at the homecoming of the second and last group of military members from Valcartier tomorrow following their participation in the fourth rotation of Operation REASSURANCE in Central and Eastern Europe.

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 10:00 p.m. (arrival of aircraft/welcome of media)
Where: Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport terminal for international flights
What: Welcome for military members in the presence of family and friends

The soldiers, who are returning to the country following a deployment of more than seven months, come mainly from 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment, led by 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group based at Valcartier. Operation REASSURANCE refers to the activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces in support of NATO assurance measures, including military capabilities for training, exercises, demonstrations and assigned NATO tasks.

Related links

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

- Photos of Operation REASSURANCE: www.forcesimages.ca

Notes to editor / news director

The security regulations in effect at Jean Lesage International Airport prohibit journalists from entering the tarmac. Thus news photographers will not be able to take pictures of the troops as they exit the aircraft. However, such pictures of the event - and many others - taken by a duly authorized military photographer should quickly become available on the above website. Members of the media wishing to attend this event are invited to verify for any delay of the aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force with the code CFC3165 by visiting the website of the Jean Lesage International Airport at www.aeroportdequebec.com/vols/horaire-des-vols-du-jour-arrivees.

Contact Information

  • Second Lieutenant Dominique Tremblay
    Assistant Public Affairs Officer,
    5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
    418 955-2216
    mathieu.dufour@forces.gc.ca