National Defence

National Defence

February 12, 2016 16:07 ET

Media Advisory/OPERATION REASSURANCE: Troops from Valcartier Return from Europe

VALCARTIER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 12, 2016) - Media representatives are invited to attend the return of an initial group of CAF members from Valcartier tomorrow following their participation in the fourth rotation of Operation REASSURANCE in Central and Eastern Europe.

When: Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 8:30 p.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 soldiers returning to Canada after more than seven months' deployment are from 3 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

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 CFC3164 code 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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