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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 295-96
October 25, 1996

DepSecDef John White will host an awards ceremony honoring recipients of the sixth annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, in the Secretary of Defense Conference Room, Room 3E869.

Deputy Secretary of Defense John White will host an awards ceremony honoring recipients of the sixth annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 1996, in the Secretary of Defense Conference Room, Room 3E869. Joining Mr. White will be Mr. Brian Sheridan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Drug Enforcement Policy and Support. Representatives from each of the winning commands will be present to receive the awards.

This award recognizes the best of the drug awareness programs in the Military Services and the National Guard Bureau and the Defense Agencies. The winning commands are:

- U.S. Army, 104th Division, Institutional Training, Vancouver, Wash.

- U.S. Navy, Naval Air Reserve, Norfolk, Va.

- U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, La.

- U.S. Air Force, 694th Intelligence Group, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

- Louisiana National Guard, New Orleans, La.

-Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Personnel Support Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Counterdrug demand reduction programs are designed to promote an awareness of the dangers of drug abuse, and an appreciation of the benefits of a drug-free lifestyle. They are aimed at military members, their families, and at the broader communities in which Defense Department activities take place.

Media representatives interested in attending should contact LTC Arne Owens, Department of Defense Public Affairs, (703) 697- 5131, for more information.

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