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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 179-00
October 10, 2000

Department of Defense Presents Awards to Outstanding Employees

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Bernard D. Rostker will host the Department of Defense's annual award ceremony recognizing DoD organizations with outstanding affirmative action programs for people with disabilities and 18 outstanding DoD employees with disabilities on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon auditorium, Room 5A1070. Thomas C. Bryant, director of TCB Corp. and a member of the District of Columbia Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities, will be the keynote speaker.

In support of the national observance to promote employment of people with disabilities, DoD has designated October as Disability Employment Awareness Month throughout the Department. This year's observance theme, "Ability You Can Bank On," was established by the President's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities.

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