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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 229-95
August 10, 1995

No. 229-P:08/10/95:Deputy Secretary of DefenseJohn P. Whit

Deputy Secretary of Defense John P. White will visit Kelly Air Force Base, SanAntonio, Tex., August 14, 1995, and McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento,Calif., August 17, to address issues concerning privatization in place at themaintenance depots at those locations.

While in San Antonio, White will meet with local officials, attend base reusemeetings conducted by the city's Initial Base Adjustment Strategy Committee(IBASC), and tour industrial sites at Kelly AFB.

Opportunities for media coverage of White's San Antonio visit include a mediaavailability on Monday, August 14, at 3:35 p.m. (CDT) at the Kelly AFB NCOClub. The media also are invited to cover White's remarks before the meetingof the full IBASC group at the Kelly AFB Officers Club at 5:30 p.m. The pointof contact for these events is Glen Whiton, (210) 925-6318/7951.

Enroute back to Washington on Tuesday, the Deputy Secretary plans to stop inCincinnati, Ohio to speak before the AMVETS National Convention at theCincinnati Convention Center at 1:30 p.m. (EDT). His remarks are open formedia coverage. The point of contact for this event is Ms. Meg Slentz-Nagy,(513) 352-2100 or (513) 784-6010.

On Thursday, August 17, Deputy Secretary White will travel to McClellan AFB,Sacramento, California to meet with community officials and discuss plans forprivatization in place at that Air Force maintenance depot. A press conferenceis scheduled for 2:30 p.m. (PDT) in the McClellan Base Theater. The point ofcontact is Ms. Ann Johnson, (916) 643-1341/5527.

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