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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 015-11
February 17, 2011

Reserve Family Readiness Awards To Be Presented

              Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Dennis M. McCarthy will host the 2010 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Awards presentation at 10:30 a.m. EST, Feb. 18, at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon (2d floor, D ring, 10th corridor).

              The award recognizes the National Guard and reserve units, one from each of the reserve components, with the best programs to support their families.  Representatives from each unit will receive a plaque as well as a cash award from the Military Officers Association of America.  The cash award is to be put towards the further enhancement of family support programs.

              Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.