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Release No: 106-03
September 02, 2003

Air Force Academy Review Panel Sets Public Meeting

The DoD’s Air Force Academy Review Panel will conduct a public meeting on Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, 1-3 p.m. EDT in Crystal City to review sexual misconduct allegations at the Air Force Academy. The meeting will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1489 Jefferson Davis Hwy, large meeting room, and is open for media coverage.

The panel will meet to discuss and deliberate on information gathered through fact-finding, research and investigation, and testimony received during the Panel’s study.

The panel, chaired by former Florida Congresswoman Tillie K. Fowler, is conducting a study of the policies, management and organization practices and cultural elements of the Air Force Academy that may have been conducive to alleged sexual misconduct, including sexual assaults and rape. A report of findings, conclusions and recommendations will be submitted to the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees upon completion of the study on Sept. 22, 2003.

The media point of contact is Michelle Shortencarrier, (703) 697-6736 or

(703) 401-1862 (cell).

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