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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 024-00
February 11, 2000

CJCS Honors Ceremony

Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will host a joint services full honors arrival ceremony at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va., at 3 p.m. EST, Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in honor of Lt. Gen. Magdy Anwar Radwan Hatata, chief of staff, the armed forces of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Hatata, who arrived in the United States yesterday for a nine-day visit as the guest of Shelton, visited Fort Bragg, N.C., on Feb. 10 and traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, today. Hatata will arrive in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Feb. 12. On Monday, Feb. 14, he will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. EST.

Hatata will meet with various senior U.S. military and Defense Department leaders during his time in Washington. He is scheduled to depart the U.S. on Friday, Feb. 18.

For details concerning photo opportunities at the wreath-laying ceremony, contact David Theall, Military District of Washington public affairs at (202) 685-4645. For details concerning the arrival ceremony, contact Ned Christensen or Cynthia Smith, Fort Myer public affairs at (703) 696-4979/3283. For all other queries, please contact Navy Capt. Steve Pietropaoli, the chairman's special assistant for public affairs at (703) 697-4272.

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