U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC), will visit Barksdale AFB, La. May 20 - 23.

Highlights of the SEAC'c visit include a tour of Overton Brooks Veteran's
Hospital in Shreveport, La., and interfacing with Airmen during the Striker
Stripe professional development seminar on base, a forum designed for leaders
within the junior noncommissioned officer ranks from throughout Air Force
Global Strike Command.

As part of his duties, the SEAC's intent is to visit as many locations as
possible to talk and interact with leaders, warriors, veterans, military
families and communities throughout the country. The information discussed
during his session at Barksdale will be shared with the Air Force Global
Strike Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback at the conclusion of the
visit.

Media may have photo opportunities at the Overton Brooks Veteran's Hospital
and an opportunity for roundtable-style interviews following the Striker
Stripe Conference.

News media interested in covering either of the events below should contact
Ms. Carla Pampe at (318) 456-0854 no later than noon on Friday, May 18.

. May 21 - Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
Media should meet at the front entrance of the hospital no later than 10:15
a.m.
. May 22 - Media Roundtable with SEAC Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, US
Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leader Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, and
AFGSC Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback
Media should meet in the parking lot of the 8th Air Force Museum no later than
11:10 a.m.