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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 264-98
November 13, 1998

Gen. Ralston Official Trip to New Zealand

Air Force Gen. Joseph W. Ralston, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Friday, Nov. 13, for an official visit to New Zealand. He will arrive in Wellington, New Zealand, on Nov. 15 and return to Washington, D.C, on Nov. 19.

During this trip, Ralston will tour several military sites and meet with U.S. Ambassador Josiah H. Beeman, New Zealand Defense Minister Maxwell Bradford, and New Zealand Chief of Defense Lt. Gen. Anthony Birks.

Those interested in obtaining additional information concerning the trip may contact Lt. Col. Mariane F. Rowland, (703) 697-4272.

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