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Release No: 020-05
March 17, 2005

Pentagon Town Hall Meeting

             Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will hold a Pentagon Town Hall meeting at 9:00 a.m. EST, Friday, March 18, 2005.  He will be joined by Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, U.S. Marine Corps.  The meeting will be held in the Army Auditorium in the Pentagon, Room BH650.


            Members of the news media may view the meeting live on Channel 13 of the Pentagon cable system or in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 8:15 a.m.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.


            The meeting can also be viewed on the Pentagon Channel website at http://www.pentagonchannel.mil.  This program is available for broadcast on the following satellite service: AMC-1, 103 degrees west longitude, uplink frequency is 14,400 GHz, downlink frequency is 12.100 GHz, vertical polarization on transponder 20, modulation type is QPSK (quadrature phase shift keying). The FEC (forward error correction) is ¾. The symbol rate is 20,000 kilo-symbols per second (ksps), network ID # 1. The signal can only be received with a "DVB" compliant digital receiver.

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