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Release No: 085-96
March 26, 1996

No. 085-P:03/26/96:Secretary of Defense William J. Perry wi

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will join members of South Carolina's congressional delegation in honoring National Guard and Reserve Forces personnel who participated in Exercise UJE KRISTAL-95, at 10 a.m. (EST), Wednesday, March 27, 1996 in Room S-207 (Mansfield Room) of the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Joining Secretary Perry in recognizing the 50 reserve component members will be Senators Strom Thurmond and Ernest F. Hollings, and U.S. Representative Floyd D. Spence.

UJE KRISTAL-95 was a joint forces exercise that took place in the Republic of Albania from July 8 to September 12, 1995. During this period, members of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard joined active duty and reserve Navy, as well as Marine Corps reservists, in refurbishing a hospital in the Albanian capital of Tirana.

The event will be open to the media. Point of contact is Ms. Chris Cimko, (202) 224-5972.

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