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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 278-98
November 24, 1998

Military support to local communities for Hurricane Mitch Victims

The Department of Defense will conduct an on-the-record briefing on military support to local communities'efforts nationwide to assist the victims of Hurricane Mitch at 10:30 a.m. (EST), on Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the Department of Defense Briefing Room, 2E781, Pentagon.

DoD support of these humanitarian efforts is authorized under provisions of the Denton Amendment. The Denton Amendment to Title 10, USC, allows the Secretary of Defense to transport, without charge, supplies furnished by nongovernmental sources intended for humanitarian assistance, on a space available basis.

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