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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 150-00
September 05, 2000

Air Force Media Availability for JFEX 2000

The Air Force will conduct a technology demonstration and media availability with General John P. Jumper, commander of Air Combat Command, at 10:45 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Air Force Headquarters' Theater Battle Arena at the Pentagon.

The demonstration is part of Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2000, an Air Force sponsored experiment that combines live-fly forces, simulations, and emerging technology; and Joint Forces Command's Millennium Challenge 2000, a collaborative series of joint warfighting exercises and experiments.

More than 6,000 DoD personnel and 100 aircraft from 11 U.S. military installations are participating in Millennium Challenge, a month-long series of joint force experiments that began Aug. 14. (For more information on Millennium Challenge, see http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2000/b08152000_bt507-00.html ).

JEFX 2000 is designed to prepare the Air Force for the challenges of 21st Century Expeditionary Aerospace Force operations by anticipating and replicating a future command and control system. The system architecture allows JEFX participants to explore a set of focus areas, consider new process initiatives and system developments, and build upon lessons learned from earlier experiments.

Interested media should contact Capt. Thomas Crosson at (703) 693-9088 no later than 4 p.m., Sept. 6.