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Release No: 023-05
March 23, 2005

New Health Benefit for Reserve Components Announced

            Charles Abell, deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, joined by Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, and Thomas Hall, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, will brief media regarding the Defense Department's new health program for Reserve component personnel.  The briefing will take place Thursday, March 24, 2005, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579 at 10 a.m. EST.


            Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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