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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 099-03
August 11, 2003

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Departed for South America

Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, for Latin America. During this trip he will travel to El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Colombia. Meyers will express thanks to his counterparts and other government officials for their contributions in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He will also discuss issues of mutual interest and security concerns. While in the region, Myers will meet with U.S. and foreign troops.

For questions about these events, please contact the special assistant for public affairs, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, (703) 697-4272.

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