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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 073-00
May 10, 2000

DepSecDef to Introduce Keynote Speaker Rep. John Murtha at ASYMCA

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon will attend the Armed Services of the YMCA (ASYMCA) Thirteenth Annual Recognition Luncheon Thursday, May 11, where he will introduce luncheon keynote speaker and honored guest Rep. John Murtha, beginning at 12:45 p.m. EDT.

Also the ASYMCA will recognize two volunteers of the year and the outstanding branch program, "Sight for Students" at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The event, to be held in the Caucus Room (H-345) Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C., is open for news coverage.

There is no media availability.

Newsmembers interested in providing coverage may call Andree Swanson, communications director for the Armed Forces YMCA at (703) 866-1260, ext. 816.

The ASYMCA is the branch of the YMCA dedicated to helping promote healthy and productive lifestyles among the young members of the military community.