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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 088-06
September 24, 2006

Defense Secretary Hosts Full Honor Arrival Ceremony for Afghan President

            Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host a full honor arrival ceremony to welcome Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to the Pentagon, Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at noon, EDT. The ceremony will be held on the Pentagon Mall Entrance Parade Field. 
 
            Rumsfeld and Karzai will conduct a brief press conference at the Pentagon Mall Entrance after their meeting.
 
            Satellite trucks will be screened at 9 a.m. in the parking lot across from the Citgo Station and then escorted to the site. The screening is for satellite trucks only.  All cameras and cables must preset no later than 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25th.
 
            Members of the media without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 1 hour prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Media interested in coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.