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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 005-06
January 23, 2006

DTRC Opening Ceremony

            Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency James Tegnelia will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for DTRA's new headquarters building, the Defense Threat Reduction Center, on the grounds of the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Defense Logistics Agency, at Fort Belvoir, on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 9 to11 a.m. EST.

            Guest speakers for the ceremony include: Kenneth J. Kreig, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics; Dale E. Klein, assistant to the secretary of defense for nuclear and chemical and biological programs; Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; and Sen. Richard A. Lugar.  Following a brief question/answer opportunity with the DTRA director, media representatives will be offered a tour of designated DTRC areas.

            Media interested in covering the ceremony should contact Clem Gaines, DTRA Public Affairs, (703) 767-5870, clem.gaines@dtra.mil , by noon Tuesday, Jan. 24, to make arrangements for access to the ceremony site. 

            Directions to the HQC are linked to the front page of the DTRA Web site, http://www.dtra.mil .  Additional information on DTRA’s mission and programs are available on the Web site under news media resources.