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National Guard Chief to address force future at National Press Club Luncheon, Jan. 9

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gen. Frank J. Grass, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and chief of the National Guard Bureau, will explore issues facing the National Guard at a National Press Club luncheon Jan. 9.

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Grass, who took command Sept. 7, 2012, is responsible for ensuring that the more than 460,000 Army and Air National Guard citizen-warriors stand ready to protect the nation and mobilize as active duty soldiers and airmen and women. Since 9-11, National Guard citizen soldiers and airmen have supported more than 760,000 overseas mobilizations, some more than once.

The luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. Remarks begin promptly at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. The event ends at 2 p.m.

Tickets, which can be purchased online at http://www.press.org/events/npc-luncheon-general-frank-grass-chief-national-guard-bureau, cost $22 for Club members and $36 for non-members. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

For questions regarding reservations, please e-mail reservations@press.org or call 202-662-7501.

National Press Club Luncheons are webcast live on press.org. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLunch, or on Facebook at (facebook.com/PressClubDC) and Twitter (@PressClubDC). Submit questions for speakers in advance and during the live event by sending them to @QNPCLunch on Twitter. Or email a question in advance, type ODIERNO in the subject line and send to president@press.org before 10 a.m. on the day of event.

The Press Club is on the 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

About the National Press Club

The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists with more than 3,300 members worldwide representing every major news organization. More than 250,000 people visit the Club each year to attend more than 2,000 events. The Club was founded in 1908 and is on the web at press.org.

Contact: Melinda Cooke: 202- 662-7516 or mcooke@press.org

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