Reporters will meet the Texas Forest Services air search coordinator and visit
the facilities where helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are serviced and prepared.
Reporters will not be able to fly on search missions, but a location will be
designated where reporters may record air search operations from the ground.
Media wishing to attend must contact the Joint Information Center (JIC) at Lufkin,
Texas, no later than noon CST Thursday, March 13. Call the JIC at: 936/699-1019
or 936/699-1094; or send fax requests to: 936/631-3773. Media will receive specific
instructions by telephone. Weather may affect some of the planned opportunities.
The opportunity is expected to last approximately two hours. While at the air
search operations base, media representatives must follow all safety directions
and stay with escorts. Appropriate clothing, including boots, is recommended
for weather and rough terrain conditions.
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