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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 067-05
September 09, 2005

256th Brigade Combat Team Commander to Brief Live From Iraq

            Army Brig. Gen. John. P. Basilica Jr., commander of the 256th Brigade Combat Team (Louisiana Army National Guard), currently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and assigned to the Multinational Corps-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, Sept. 9, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an overview of the brigade's efforts in the ongoing security operations in Iraq.

            Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.   Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.   Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.