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Release No: 003-07
January 08, 2007

Personnel Recovery Conference

Media representatives are invited to cover the Department of Defense 2007 Worldwide Personnel Recovery Conference and Exhibition Tuesday through Friday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., Washington, D.C.  Media should present credentials at the conference registration desk.
The theme for this year’s conference is “advancing personnel recovery capacity and capabilities through partnerships among the DoD, interagency, partner nations, and industry by charting a strategic course for personnel recovery with a National Personnel Recovery System.”
Approximately 250 attendees have registered from the DoD, other agencies of the U.S. government, and officials from allied nations. 
Many presentations are open to media, including presentations by the conference host, Ambassador Charles Ray, deputy assistant secretary of defense for POW/missing personnel affairs (8:30 a.m. Tuesday). 
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne will deliver the keynote address at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., speaks at 10:30 Tuesday.
Other speakers include:
Army Maj. Gen. Gene Higgins                                      8:10 a.m. Wednesday
Air Force Lt. Gen. Carroll H. Chandler                        8:50 a.m. Wednesday
Michael Mason, FBI                                                        10:00 a.m. Wednesday
Kevin C. Whaley, DEA                                                    10:40 a.m. Wednesday
Colombian Air Force Maj. Gen. Julio Armando Guzman
                                                                                           8:05 a.m. Thursday
 Air Force Gen. Lance Smith,                                        9:25 a.m. Thursday
Gary Gibson, Dept of State                                           10:10 a.m. Thursday
Catherine Barry, Dept of State                                      10:40 a.m. Thursday
U.K.Air Commodore Brian L. Bates                            11:15 a.m. Thursday
Air Force Brig. Gen. O.G. Mannon                                9:20 a.m. Friday
USD (Policy) Eric Edelman                                           10:30 a.m. Friday
Additional information may be found at http://www.ndia.org/ .

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