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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 015-03
February 12, 2003

Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Awards for 2002

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Thomas F. Hall will host the Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Awards for 2002 on Friday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. EST in the Hall of Heroes at the end of the concourse in the Pentagon.

This program was established in 2000 to recognize the top unit in each Reserve Force that demonstrated outstanding family readiness while maintaining superior mission readiness. Family readiness is an essential component to Reserve Force quality of life and greatly enhances the deployability of Guard and Reserve units.

For additional information on the event, contact Lt. Col. Bob Stone at (703) 693-8617, bob.stone@osd.mil. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 9:30 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building. For more information on reserve affairs, see the website at http://www.defenselink.mil/ra/.