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Release No: 096-03
August 05, 2003

Recent Cases of Pneumonia in CENTCOM

The Department of Defense will conduct a news conference today to discuss the recent cases of pneumonia among servicemembers deployed in the Central Command area of operations.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Clinical and Program Policy David N. Tornberg and Col. Robert DeFraites from the Office of the Army Surgeon General will conduct the briefing 11 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Studio, Room 2E781.


Media representatives who do not have a Pentagon building pass and wish to cover this event should arrive at the Pentagon's North Parking Entrance at 10:30 a.m. for an escort.  Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.

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