Pre-deployment training for Air Task Force Mali

Media advisory

May 18, 2018 – Wainwright, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend and view pre-deployment training for Air Task Force Mali, taking place in Wainwright, Alberta, on May 21, 2018. Helicopters and personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 450 and 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadrons, along with medical and support personnel, are validating their capabilities in anticipation of an eventual deployment in August 2018.

The exercise provides a unique opportunity to see scenarios designed to prepare the aviation detachment to operate in a complex environment that will mirror the realities of the peace support operation planned for Mali.

What: Air Task Force Mali pre-deployment training
When: May 21, 2018 at 12 p.m. (media to arrive no later than 11 a.m.)
Where: Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta

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Notes to editor / news director: 

Please contact SLt Melanie Aqiqi for specific locations and timings.


Sub-Lieutenant Melanie Aqiqi
RCAF Public Affairs Officer
Phone:  613-558-6591

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