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Release No: 109-97
May 16, 1997

Ft. Myer Fitness Center Photo Op Announced

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy) Frederick Pang, Executive Director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness Sandra Perlmutter, and Deputy Secretary of Defense (Personnel Support, Families and Education) Carolyn Becraft will hold a photo-opportunity at the Ft. Myer fitness center, Building 414, Sheridan Avenue, Ft. Myer, Va. on May 20, 1997 at 12:40 p.m. (EDT). The event includes a short briefing and tour of the fitness center. The photo-op for DoD's "Operation Be Fit" program will happen at 1:20 p.m.

The "Be Fit" initiative improves and expands DoD's fitness, sports, and recreation programs. In addition to stressing the military member's readiness through fitness, "Be Fit" promotes physical activity for the total military community, based on findings of the "Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health."

Reporters interested in specific information for the event or wish to attend the photo opportunity should contact Ned Christensen at (703) 696-3944.

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