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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 296-96
October 28, 1996

SECDEF WILLIAM PERRY WILL DEPART ANDREWS AFB ON TUESDAY, OCT 29, 1996 FOR VISITS TO FORT SILL, OKLA. AND FORT HOOD, TEXAS.

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will depart Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1996, for visits to Fort Sill, Okla. and Fort Hood, Texas. He will visit Fort Sill first, meeting with senior enlisted servicemembers and touring installation training and housing facilities. He will also observe a Paladin weapon system live-fire demonstration.

Secretary Perry will then travel to Fort Hood on Tuesday afternoon to speak to area civic leaders at an evening dinner and visit with troops the next day. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, he will visit the Army Experimental Force XXI and tour installation housing. Secretary Perry will then return to Andrews Air Force Base.

A media photo-op is planned at the West Firing Range, Fort Sill, at 3:30 p.m. Point of contact at the Ft. Sill Public Affairs Office is Mr. John Long, (405) 442-4500. Media availabilities at Fort Hood include the Secretary's dinner speech at the Officers' Club on Oct. 29, which is open to coverage, and his visit to the Force XXI Parade Field at 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 30. Fort Hood public affairs point of contact is Lt. Col. Randy Schoel, (817) 287-0103.