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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 086-06
September 21, 2006

Pentagon Town Hall Meeting Announced

     Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will hold a Pentagon Town Hall meeting at 11 a.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. He will be joined by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace. The meeting for Pentagon employees will be held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650.

     The meeting will be carried live on the Pentagon Channel and the Pentagon Channel Web site at http://www.pentagonchannel.mil .

     To find the Pentagon Channel satellite television service, go to the domestic U.S. satellite that carries it -- AMC-1, 103 degrees West longitude. The satellite downlink frequency is 12.100 GHz, vertical polarization on transponder 20. The modulation type is QPSK (quadrature phase shift keying). The FEC (forward error correction) is 3/4. The symbol rate is 20.0 mega-symbols per second (ms/s). Network ID #1. The signal can only be received with a "DVB" compliant digital receiver.

     Members of the news media may watch the meeting live on Channel 2 of the Pentagon cable system or view it in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 10 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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