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Release No: 098-97
March 03, 1997

ART EXHIBIT TO HONOR WOMEN IN THE MILITARY

The Department of Defense and the Navy Art Foundation (NAF) today announced plans to display an exhibit of almost 100 paintings that dramatizes the progress women have made in the U.S. military services and the Coast Guard.

The exhibit, entitled Teamwork: Men and Women in the Nation's Defense, will be open to the public in the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building from March 17 through March 28 at 10 a.m.

'Teamwork' dramatizes women's progress in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, said NAF Vice-President and Art Director Dr. Vera D. Mann. The Services' joint participation in the exhibit exemplifies their shared commitment to gender equality, said Mann, adding that the paintings in the exhibit from a unique, historically important record of women's changing and growing roles in the Nation's defense.

DoD and NAF will open the exhibit with a ceremony for invited guests and media in the Cannon Building Rotunda on March 17, 1997 at 6 p.m. (EST). Speakers will include Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall and Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif. A reception will follow in the Cannon Building Caucus Room.

For more information, contact Dr.Vera Mann, (202) 232-7070.

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