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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 222-01
October 12, 2001

Secretary Defense to Host Welcoming Ceremony for Chairman and Vice Chairman

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host a welcoming ceremony in honor of Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at 3 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va.

Myers and Pace were sworn into their respective offices on Oct. 1, 2001. Myers previously served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Pace's previous assignment was as commander in chief, U.S. Southern Command.

Media who wish to attend must pre-register no later than 10 a.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, with the Military District of Washington. To register and for further information, please call (202) 685-2909 or (202) 685-4645.

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