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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 012-03
February 03, 2003

Defense Environmental Forum Scheduled for Feb. 5, 2003

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz will deliver remarks on the impacts of encroachment on military training and readiness at the opening breakfast of the Defense Environmental Forum Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at 7:45 a.m. EST. The forum will be held in Room 155, George C. Marshall Hall, National Defense University, located at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

Other defense officials participating in the Forum include Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. John M. Keane; Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, Raymond F. DuBois; Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Readiness, Dr. Paul W. Mayberry; and National Defense University President, Vice Adm. Paul G. Gaffney.

The Forum theme, "Balancing Mission Needs and Environmental Stewardship to Sustain the Training and Testing Landscape," will be discussed among senior DoD officials and representatives from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. General Accounting Office, the Department of Interior, the Marine Mammal Commission, The Sierra Club, The Conservation Fund, the Land Trust Alliance, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and other governmental and private sector organizations.

The event is open to the press. Photography or recording devices are not permitted during the programmed agenda, however, immediately following the Forum, DuBois and Mayberry will be available for questions and photos in the Atrium, located outside Room 155. The agenda is scheduled to end at 5:00 p.m. Proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification are required to access Fort McNair.

For more information contact Kate Kiefman-Hodgeser, 202-685-2220; cell phone 571-437-6475; or via email at hodgesk@ndu.edu.