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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 045-00
March 15, 2000

CJCS Honors Ceremony for Italian Navy Admiral

Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will host a joint services full honors arrival ceremony at the Pentagon River Plaza at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, Mar. 16, 2000, in honor of Italian Navy Adm. Guido Venturoni, chairman NATO Military Committee.

Venturoni arrives in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2000, for a three-day visit as Shelton's guest. During his trip to the United States, Venturoni will visit Norfolk, Va. and meet with senior defense and military officials in Washington, D.C. He will also participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery at 9:20 a.m., on Friday, Mar. 17. Venturoni's visit will conclude on Fri., Mar. 17.

For details concerning photo opportunities only, contact Navy Capt. Steve Pietropaoli, or Carolyn Piper, chairman's public affairs office, telephone (703) 697-4272.

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