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Release No: 268-94
November 22, 1994

No. 268-P:11/21/94:Secretary of the Army Togo D. West Jr.,

Secretary of the Army Togo D. West Jr., is traveling to Panama and Haiti this week to observe first-hand how soldiers are conducting operations in support of Haiti.

West received a series of briefings hosted by Commander in Chief, United States Southern Command General Barry McCaffery at Quarry Heights today. This afternoon he is touring the Safe Haven Migrant Camp, meeting with soldiers and visiting Miraflores Locks.

Friday, Secretary West will fly to Haiti where he will link up with U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff General John Tilleli. Tilelli and West are scheduled to meet with Maj. Gen. David C. Meade, Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division. They are also planning to visit Division Support Command soldiers and observe operations at Cape Haitien.

Secretary West will return to the Pentagon Friday evening.

For more information, please contact Sgt. 1st Class Dawn Kilpatrick, (703) 695-1717.

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