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U.S. Army Soldier & Biological Chemical Command
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact: Chief, Public Affairs Office
(508) 233-5340

Date: April 26, 2002
No: 02-18

Media Advisory
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs to visit Natick Labs

Natick, Mass. --- William Winkenwerder Jr., MD, MBA, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, will visit the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center, also known as Natick Labs, today.

Dr. Winkenwerder will tour the installation and learn about the missions, capabilities, and unique facilities. While here, he will also visit the U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (ARIEM), which is part of the Medical Command and a key partner in Natick's research and development efforts.

At 2 p.m., Dr. Winkenwerder will hold a press conference in the Command Conference Center to discuss his mission and answer questions. He will talk about Force Health Protection and Medical Readiness. Maintaining a world-class health program for our servicemembers is a key goal for Dr. Winkenwerder.

If you would like to attend the press conference or participate in the tour, you must contact the Public Affairs Office at 508-233-4300 or 508-233-5340 to coordinate your visit. There will be photo opportunities during the tour.


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