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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 090-11
October 14, 2011

Guantanamo Bay Media Invitation Announced

            The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will provide seats for news media aboard military aircraft for travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Nov. 7, to cover a military commissions arraignment Nov. 9, in the case of “United States v. Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al Nashiri.”  Return travel is planned for Nov. 10.

            Media reservation requests should be e-mailed to GTMO.Press@osd.mil .  All requests must be received by 5 p.m. EDT, Oct. 24.  Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, media travel is not guaranteed.  There will be additional opportunity to view the proceedings by closed circuit television (CCTV) at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

            Media should submit their names, positions, sponsoring organization and contact information to the above email.  Multiple names may be listed for organizations requiring support personnel.  Requesters should indicate each individuals desire to be considered for travel to Guantanamo or Fort Meade or both.

            Media selected to travel to Guantanamo or attend the CCTV broadcast in the United States will be sent a selection notification after the closing date and further travel information including ground rules which can be viewed at the Office of Military Commissions website http://www.mc.mil under media resources.