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Release No: 141-00
August 15, 2000

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits North Carolina Today

Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today for a visit to North Carolina. At Pope Air Force Base, he will speak at a 6 p.m. EST dedication ceremony during which a C-17 aircraft will be named, "The Spirit of Airborne."

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, Shelton will participate in a 9 a.m. dedication ceremony of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum at Fort Bragg, N.C. There will be a brief media availability following the ceremony. Shelton returns to Washington that afternoon.

For further information for the C-17 dedication, contact Joan Asboth, chairman's public affairs office at (703) 697-4272, or Air Force Capt. Susan Idziak, public affairs officer, 43rd Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base at (910) 394-4183. For the Airborne Museum dedication, contact Carolyn Piper, chairman's public affairs office, at (703) 697-4272, or Sandy Klotz, Airborne & Special Operations Museum, at (910) 483-3003.

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