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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 127-00
July 20, 2000

First CV-22 Rolls Off Production Line

Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will get the first look at their newest flagship aircraft on Tuesday morning, July 25, 2000. They will join congressional officials and company executive at Bell Helicopter Textron's Ft. Worth, Texas, plant for the unveiling and rollout of the first CV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft, the special operations-modified version of the V-22 Osprey.

Media members wishing to cover the unveiling/rollout of America's first CV-22 should contact the Bell Helicopter Textron event coordinator, Mike Cox, at (817) 280-8416. Following the formal ceremony, special operations forces military leaders and Bell Helicopter Textron executives will be available for short media interviews in addition to planeside photo opportunities.

For more information on the CV-22 program, contact Air Force Capt. Karen Finn in the AFSOC Public Affairs Office at (850) 884-2866/2865.

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