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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 044-04
August 25, 2004

Military Commissions Update

Legal Advisor to the Appointing Authority for the Office of Military Commissions, Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Hemingway, will provide media an update on the preliminary hearings for military commissions that began this week in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The briefing will be Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, and will be transmitted from the Pentagon briefing room.  Media can also listen to the briefing by calling (703) 697-6340; ask to be connected to the DoD briefing audio. The briefing will also be webcast and available at http://www.defenselink.mil/briefings/

 Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.   Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.   Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.