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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 284-96
October 03, 1996

JOINT TASK FORCE EXERCISE 97-1

The United States Atlantic Command is sponsoring a news media visit to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau at sea from Oct. 19-21, to cover aircraft carrier operations and a marine amphibious landing at Camp Lejeune, N.C., during Joint Task Force Exercise 97-1.

Coverage opportunities include an availability with Gen. John Sheehan, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command; an overnight visit to USS Theodore Roosevelt as the carrier prepares for its upcoming Mediterranean deployment; a day visit to USS Nassau as the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares to assault Onslow Beach training site at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; an amphibious assault on scene at Onslow Beach as the Marines come ashore from the sea.

Washington, D.C.-based reporters will be provided military air transportation to Norfolk, Va., the embarkation point for this visit, and from Camp Lejeune, N.C., back to Washington. Participants should anticipate an early morning departure from Andrews Air Force Base on Oct. 19, returning there, late afternoon on Oct. 21.

To sign up for this visit, contact Cmdr. Joe March in DDI (703) 697-5131. Fore more details and specific coverage requests, contact Ensign Kevin Stephens, U.S. Atlantic Command public affairs at (757) 322-6559.