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Release No: 075-09
August 27, 2009

Defense Secretary Media Events Announced

                On Aug. 31, 2009, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will visit Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter factory in Fort Worth, Texas.  He will tour the facility, talk with employees and conduct a brief media availability.  The secretary will then travel to Greenville, Texas, to visit the L3 Communications plant where they are outfitting MC-12 Liberty aircraft with equipment for operations in Afghanistan.  Finally, the secretary will travel to Houston where he will participate in a “Helping a hero.org” presentation of keys to a home for a wounded warrior.


                Media are invited to cover the events in Fort Worth, Greenville and Houston.


                Those interested in covering the events at the Lockheed Martin facility must contact Joe Stout at (817) 763-4086 or John Kent at (817) 763-3980 no later than Friday, Aug. 28.


                Media interested in covering the visit to the L3 plant must RSVP to Jason Decker no later than Friday, Aug. 28, by calling (903) 457-4402.


                Media wishing to cover the Houston event, please contact Meredith Iler with helpingahero.org  at (832) 647-8683.

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