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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 066-00
May 03, 2000

SecDef and CJCS Speech at BENS Awards Dinner

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton will speak at the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) awards dinner on Thursday, May 4, 2000, at 8:30 p.m. EST, in the Corcoran Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

James V. Kimsey, founding chief executive officer and chairman emeritus of America Online Inc., will receive the BENS Eisenhower Award which is presented to an outstanding individual whose contributions to the nation's security reflect the spirit of President Eisenhower's farewell address. Last year's recipient was Secretary Cohen

BENS point of contact is Michael Doubleday at (202) 296-2125.

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