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Release No: 018-11
February 24, 2011

Air Force KC-X Tanker Contract Award to be Announced

            Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz will announce the KC-X tanker contract award at 5:10 p.m. EST, Feb. 24, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).

            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.

            This news conference will also stream live on the Pentagon Channel website, http://www.pentagonchannel.mil, and a transcript will be posted at http://www.defense.gov/transcripts.

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