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Release No: 069-97
April 11, 1997

Secretary Cohen to Speak at Florida, Virginia Events, April 15 and 16

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will address the Western Hemisphere Symposium at 11:10 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, April 15, 1997, in the Douglas Hallise conference room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla. The event is being hosted by U.S. Southern Command and the National Defense University.

Following his remarks, Secretary Cohen will hold a media availability in the Bolton Room at 12:15 p.m. The events are open to media coverage. Point of contact is Capt. Chris Yates, U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs Office, (305) 371-6214.

The following day, the Secretary will travel to MacDill AFB, Tampa, Fla., where he will make remarks and receive the Bull Simons award for leadership during a 10th Anniversary ceremony at 10 a.m. at U.S. Special Operations Command Headquarters, 7701 Tampa Point Blvd. Secretary Cohen will then hold a media availability at 11 a.m. in the 6th Support Group auditorium, Bldg. 54. Media point of contact for these activities is George Grimes, U.S. Special Operations Command Public Affairs, (813) 828- 4600

Later that day Secretary Cohen will travel to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., for remarks at the George C Marshall Foundation ROTC Award Seminar. The event will take place in Cameron Hall at 2:15 p.m. Media point of contact is Mike Strickler, VMI director of Public Relations (540) 464-7207.

Current plans are to attempt to air the audio portions of the Florida activities on Pentagon Cable Channel 13.

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