MIL OSI – Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI National News – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Canadian soldiers depart for Operation REASSURANCE in Eastern and Central Europe

OTTAWA — Media are invited to a photo opportunity when approximately 125 soldiers from 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), depart Petawawa, Ontario, on March 2, 2015, for a deployment as part of Operation REASSURANCE.

Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, will attend the event to wish the troops well on their deployment.

The 3 RCR contingent is a part of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based in Garrison Petawawa, Ontario. Operation REASSURANCE refers to the military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces to support NATO reassurance measures through the provision of military capabilities for training, exercises, demonstrations and assigned NATO tasks.

WHAT:           Departure of soldiers for a deployment on Operation REASSURANCE.
WHEN:           Monday, March 2, 2015, at 9 h 30 (EST).
WHERE:        Garrison Petawawa

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Notes to editor / news director:

Media must pre-register. The rendezvous point will be at the front gate at 9h15 a.m. and media will be escorted onto Garrison.


Lieutenant J-F Carpentier
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 613-687-5511 Ext 6351
Cell: 613-633-7896

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353
Toll-Free: 1-866-377-0811


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