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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 248-96
August 28, 1996

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will speak at the closing ceremonies of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Exercise Cooperative Osprey at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 1996, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will speak at the closing ceremonies of the Partnership for Peace (PfP) Exercise Cooperative Osprey at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 1996, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The exercise, which began August 14, has involved 16 PfP countries including Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and three NATO countries (Canada, Netherlands and United States). Ambassadors and other members of the PfP countries' diplomatic corps will participate in the ceremony.

Press wishing to cover the event or obtain additional information should contact Capt. Jim Noone at the Exercise Cooperative Osprey Press Information Center (910) 451-5376 or Capt. Craig Quigley at the U.S. Atlantic Command Public Affairs Office (804) 322-6673. A transcript of the ceremony may be obtained after the event from Lt. Cmdr. Frank Pascual in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (703) 697-5131.