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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 23, 2007


Special Digital Video Conference Briefing on Reconstruction in Ramadi, Iraq

Kristin Hagerstrom, Team Leader, and Major Lee Suttee, USMC, Civil Affairs Chief, both of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) located in Ramadi, Anbar Province, will brief reporters at the Department of State via digital video conference from Anbar Province on reconstruction progress in Ramadi, Iraq. This on-the-record, on-camera briefing will take place on Friday, August 24, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). Reporters will be seated in the State Department’s Press Briefing Room, room 2209; the video feed of the briefing will be of broadcast quality, barring technical difficulties.

Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued media identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Information on the Provincial Reconstruction Teams is available at: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/iraq/20060223_prt_fact_sheet.html

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Released on August 23, 2007

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