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Release No: 216-99
August 06, 1999

Pool Coverage of Tank Session

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton, U.S. Army, will host former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for a briefing in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Conference Room, more commonly referred to as "The Tank," at 1 p.m. EDT, Monday Aug. 9, 1999. The former chairmen are in the Pentagon as the guests of Shelton as part of activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the formal establishment of the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

There will be a brief photo-only opportunity, on a pool basis, at the beginning of the Tank briefing session. This event in the Tank is pool because of the limited space. The pool will consist of one still photographer, one network television camera and one independent television camera.

Media interested in covering this event must contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169 by 2 p.m., today, Aug. 6, 1999. Responding media organizations will then be faxed a listing of candidates. It will then be up to the media to coordinate and select who their representatives will be for the pool. The names and affiliation of designated pool representatives must be faxed to (703) 607-3501 no later than 5 p.m. EDT, Friday. Aug. 6, 1999.

Designated pool representatives for this event should be at the River Entrance of the Pentagon by 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9, 1999. For further information on the event, contact Carolyn Piper, Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs (703) 697-4272.

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