Mrs. Joan E. Shalikashvili, wife of Gen. John M.
Shalikashvili, U.S. Army, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
will christen the U.S. Navy's newest Aegis Destroyer Decatur (DDG
73) on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996, at Bath Iron Works Corporation, a
division of General Dynamics, in Bath, Maine. The program will
commence at 10 a.m. Gen. Shalikashvili will deliver the
Media desiring to cover the event should contact Ms. Joan
Asboth in the Public Affairs Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
(703) 697-4272, or Ms. Julie Phillips, Manager, Communications &
Public Affairs, Bath Iron Works Corporation, (207) 442-4143.