MEDIA INVITATION BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
INVITATION TO ATTEND EXERCISE YOUNG EAGLE
Date: Monday 17 November 2008
Exercise Young Eagle, the annual SA Army
exercise aimed at training and exercising the SA
Army’s Airborne and Air Assault forces to
enhance airborne capability and combat
readiness, is being conducted at the De Brug
training area in Bloemfontein.
The Exercise Young Eagle Open Day will be
held on Thursday 20 November 2008 in
Bloemfontein. The troops participating in the
exercise includes members of the Military Skills
The Open Day will consist of briefings,
static displays/exhibitions, an airborne and air
assault demonstration, and will be concluded
with a media conference hosted by the Chief of
the SA Army, Lieutenant General Solly Shoke.
You are cordially invited to send a reporter
and photographer/cameraperson to attend the
Exercise Young Eagle Open Day on Thursday 20
November 2008 in Bloemfontein.
Please note that there is limited space
available on the aircraft. Kindly provide the
full names, surnames and identity numbers of the
journalist/s and/or photographer/cameraperson/s
attending by Tuesday 18 November 2008 at 12:00.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS :
- Report at Air Force Base Swartkop at
06:00 on Thursday 20 November 2008.
- Depart Air Force Base Swartkop at 07:00.
- Arrive at Air Force Base Bloemspruit at
- Depart from Air Force Base Bloemspruit
at approximately 15:00.
Issued by: Defence Corporate
Enquiries: Colonel Petrus Motlhabane or
Lt Colonel Danny Shibambo
(012) 355 6388 or (012) 355 6380