Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and Master Chief Petty Officer of theNavy John Hagan will visit U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel aboard the USSTRENT, USS SAMUEL ROBERTS, and USS MOUNT BAKER, Friday, Dec. 8, off the NorthCarolina coast.
Also in the visiting party will be Deputy Secretary of DefenseJohn P. White, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Lewis Lee, Master Chief PettyOfficer of the Coast Guard Eric Trent and Chief Master Sergeant of the AirForce David Campanale.
This visit is part of Secretary Perry's initiative to visit enlisted personnelat their assigned stations and participate in one-on-one conversations oncurrent issues of concern to the enlisted force. The Services' senior enlistedmembers arrange for, and conduct these visits at least quarterly.
A media availability will follow the visit at 11:30 a.m. (EST) at StationOperations, Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, N.C.
News mediainterested in participating in the media availability should contact WarrantOfficer Norman North, USMC, at MCAS New River, (910) 451-6197/6196.