REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - May 4, 2011 - A retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command's Deputy Commanding General, is scheduled for May 6 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Bob Jones Auditorium, Sparkman Complex on Redstone Arsenal.

Also, in light of the recent storms that damaged much of Northern Alabama, Lt. Gen. Pillsbury's retirement dinner scheduled for May 5 has been cancelled. Any monies sent with RSVPs will be returned as soon as normal operations allow for their collection and redistribution. For questions about the dinner, call 256-450-9235/9236/9237.

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NOTE: Media wishing to cover Friday's ceremony: please RSVP to Lira Frye, AMC Public Affairs, at (256) 450-9358 or

Media must arrive at Gate 10, Patton Road, no later than 2:30 p.m. with a current and valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and vehicle registration as required for installation access.