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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 606-94
October 25, 1994

Department of Defense Joins Red Ribbon Week Campaign

As part of a national drug-free America campaign, Secretary of Defense William Perry will visit the Red Ribbon Week display on the Pentagon Concourse, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week is one part of a comprehensive demand reduction program in the Department of Defense. For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. military installations around the world will observe the event. All U.S. military personnel, civilian employees and their family members have been encouraged to participate in the nationwide campaign to increase drug awareness, prevention and education programs.

Red Ribbon Week will be observed with exhibits by the military services and the National Guard on the Pentagon Concourse along with distribution of drug awareness material from October 24 - 28.