Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will hold a town hall meeting at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., CDT, on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003. There will be a media availability immediately following the town hall which will be held in the 433rd Airlift Wing hangar. About 3,000 service members and employees from around the San Antonio area are expected to attend.
Any media wanting to cover the event should contact the Lackland Public Affairs Office for details on access. TV trucks or large production vehicles must be searched either on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and parked overnight at the event site or between 8 and 11 a.m. on Monday. These are the only times media trucks can be inspected. Media credentials are required. For further information, contact the Lackland Public Affairs Office at (210) 671-2908 or the Lackland Command Post at (210) 671-4225 on evenings or weekend.
The town hall broadcast will be available to any US commercial or public outlet having KU band reception dish capability. The coordinates are as follows: Satellite: SBS 6; Position: 74 degrees West; Transponder: 8; Band: KU - Analog; Downlink Frequency: 11896.5 MHz (vertical); Audio: 6.2-6.8; Test Pattern: 1430 Eastern Daylight Time; Fill Video: 1500 EDT; Program: 1515 EDT; Townhall End: 1600 EDT; Fill video: 1600 EDT; Press Availability: 1605 EDT; End: 1620 EDT (estimated)