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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 184-96
June 05, 1996

Joint Services Full Honors ceremony for arrival of General Shigeru Sugiyama, chairman, Joint Staff Council, Japan

General John M. Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will host a Joint Services Full Honors ceremony at Whipple Field, Fort Myer, Virginia, at 9 a.m., June 6, 1996, for the arrival of General Shigeru Sugiyama, chairman, Joint Staff Council, Japan.

General Sugiyama arrived in the United States on Saturday, June 1, for a seven-day visit as the guest of General Shalikashvili. While in the United States, he has toured military facilities in Colorado, North Carolina, and Virginia. General Sugiyama will be in Washington, D.C. on June 5-7 and will meet with US defense officials and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, at 3:40 p.m. on June 6. The visit concludes on June 7.

Photographic opportunities only will be available at the arrival ceremony and at the wreath-laying ceremony. For details concerning photographic coverage, please contact the Military District of Washington Public Affairs, telephone 202-4475-0897.

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