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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 042-01
February 28, 2001

Limited Evacuation Drill at Pentagon on Thursday, March 1, 2001

A limited evacuation drill will be held in the Pentagon Thursday, March 1, 2001, at 2 p.m., EST. The drill will only affect those persons with offices between Corridors 5 and 6, first through the fifth floors.

The purpose of the drill is to evaluate the Pentagon's ability to communicate emergency instructions to building employees during a crisis situation. It also will test the shelter in place concept, which involves evacuating an area of the Pentagon without forcing occupants to go outside the building.

This evacuation exercise is not open for media coverage. The point of contact for additional information is Glenn Flood, (703) 695-6294.