There will be a Press Information Center (PIC) at the Hilton
Hotel in Key West, Fla., to assist journalists covering the
Caribbean counter drug orientation visit.
In order to facilitate
access, journalists covering the orientation are requested to
register at the PIC, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Aug. 27 to 29.
Media may pre-register by contacting JIATF East
public affairs at (305) 293-5294.
Schedule of press events
8:45 a.m. - Opening remarks by Rear Adm. John E. Shkor,
JIATF East at Hilton Hotel, Key West
12:45 p.m.- Remarks by Barry McCaffrey, director, Office of
National Drug Control
Policy at the Hilton Hotel, Key West.
1:15 p. m. - Media availability with Barry McCaffrey, Rear
Adm. John E. Shkor and
Maj. Gen. William Hobbins, USAF,
director for plans and policy, U.S.
---- Tours of JIATF East and static displays.
3:45 p.m. - Closing remarks by Rear Adm. John E. Shkor,
The PIC will assist journalists in coordinating interviews,
photo and b-roll opportunities and filing.
discussions and briefings will be closed to the press in order to
encourage a relaxed atmosphere and free flow of ideas for the
However, journalists may seek out interview and story
opportunities with orientation attendees during scheduled press
events and between orientation events.