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Special Press Briefing and Tour of the Civilian Response Corps

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 18, 2010


The Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) is hosting an exclusive briefing to showcase the facilities, deployments, and capabilities of the Civilian Response Corps to members of the media on March 26th, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. This briefing, held in S/CRS’s Springfield “Control Center” will provide the media a guided tour of the facilities and a presentation of the Corps’s expertise, tools, and capabilities. The event offers:

  • An overview of the role of the Coordinator and the interagency Civilian Response Corps;
  • Information on S/CRS’ peace building deployments and activities around the world;
  • A demonstration of the equipment that allows deployed Corps members to conduct their missions in austere and remote environments, including armored SUVs, sophisticated communications tools, and personal equipment;
  • Digital Video Conferences (DVCs) with Corps members currently in the field in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan (DVCs are subject to field conditions);
  • Interaction with Civilian Response Corps members.

Location of departure and return for tour transportation: Department of State, 23rd Street Entrance.

Pre-set time for departure: 9:00 a.m.

Return time: Approximately 1:00 p.m.

Transportation to the tour from the Department of State will be provided for accredited media representatives presenting one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued 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 card (driver's license, passport).

To enter the facility and participate in the tour all guest must be pre-cleared. Please supply your name, place of birth, date of birth, Social Security Number and Current Employer by Monday, March 22.


Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

Todd Calongne
Office of the Coordinator for Reconnection & Stabilization
(202) 663-0849


PRN: 2010/326

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