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Release No: 245-96
August 22, 1996

Caribbean counter drug orientation visit.

There will be a Press Information Center (PIC) at the Hilton Hotel in Key West, Fla., to assist journalists covering the Caribbean counter drug orientation visit. In order to facilitate access, journalists covering the orientation are requested to register at the PIC, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 27 to 29. Media may pre-register by contacting JIATF East public affairs at (305) 293-5294.

Schedule of press events

August 27

8:45 a.m. - Opening remarks by Rear Adm. John E. Shkor, USCG, Director,

JIATF East at Hilton Hotel, Key West

12:45 p.m.- Remarks by Barry McCaffrey, director, Office of National Drug Control

Policy at the Hilton Hotel, Key West.

1:15 p. m. - Media availability with Barry McCaffrey, Rear Adm. John E. Shkor and

Maj. Gen. William Hobbins, USAF, director for plans and policy, U.S.

Atlantic Command.

August 28

9 a.m. ---- Tours of JIATF East and static displays.

August 29

3:45 p.m. - Closing remarks by Rear Adm. John E. Shkor, USCG.

The PIC will assist journalists in coordinating interviews, photo and b-roll opportunities and filing. Most panel discussions and briefings will be closed to the press in order to encourage a relaxed atmosphere and free flow of ideas for the visitors. However, journalists may seek out interview and story opportunities with orientation attendees during scheduled press events and between orientation events.

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