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Release No: 033-06
May 01, 2006

DoD to Host Community Conference on BRAC

            Department of Defense (DoD) officials will host representatives of the military services, federal agencies, and various state and local officials at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)/Military Services/Community Responding to BRAC 05 Conference from May 2-5, 2006, in Atlanta, Ga.


             The event, being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, will provide an opportunity for communities to meet with DoD officials and representatives of the military services and federal agencies, to discuss the effects of repositioning, reshaping and sustaining military infrastructure, which arose from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC 05) process.  Almost 1,000 people are expected to attend.


            Attendees will have the opportunity to network with like-affected states and communities, gain knowledge about the types of assistance available to them, and work with military and other federal officials to begin the important partnering process that is vital to the success of any adjustment effort.


            Key DoD representatives, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Philip W. Grone and Director of the Office of Economic Adjustment Patrick J. O’Brien, will hold a media availability on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 10:35 a.m. EDT, in the media room (Hanover A) at the conference.  For more information media representatives may contact Cheryl Irwin, at (404) 460-6944.


            Media are invited to register for the conference on-line at http://www.respondingtobrac.com/register.asp or at the registration desk at the conference.  For more information on the conference, see http://www.respondingtobrac.com .

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