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MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS No. 064-M April 24, 1997

04/24/97: General of the Army Igor Sergeyev (SairGUYyef),
Commander in Chief, Russian Strategic Rocket Forces, will be
visiting the United States from April 28 to May 6.

General of the Army Igor Sergeyev (SairGUYyef), Commander in Chief,
Russian Strategic Rocket Forces, will be visiting the United States from
April 28 to May 6 as part of the continuing military-to-military contact
program sponsored under the Nunn- Lugar Cooperative Threat
Reduction Program. While here, General Sergeyev will meet with senior
leaders at the U.S. Strategic Command, which is located at Offutt Air
Force Base, Nebraska. He will observe GUARDIAN CHALLENGE
97 (The Air Force's annual missile and space competition), and visit
missile facilities. He will also receive orientations and briefings at each
location. The program is designed to increase stability by fostering trust
and understanding between our two strategic forces. We fully expect to
build on our past successes with this and future visits. Media interested in
attending media availabilities should contact Captain Johnn Kennedy at
the US Strategic Command Public Affairs at area code 402-294-1067.
For events at Vandenberg AFB, call LtCol Jean Freitas at the US Space
Command at area code 719- 554-5285. For events at Warren AFB, call
Katie Snyder at 20th Air Force, area code 307-775-5310. 

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