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DOVER, DE - Senator Tom Carper will surprise retiring Lt. Col. John Burke tomorrow morning with comments he made from the floor of the U.S. Senate. After thirty-two years, Burke is the longest certified C-5 pilot in the history of the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Dover Air Force Base. Later in the day, the Senator will visit with junior military recruits in Camden, sharing with them his "4 Keys to Success". He will eat lunch with seniors at the Harrington Senior Center and distribute information and applications for the new Together Rx discount prescription drug program. Carper will culminate his afternoon in Sussex, visiting with students and staff at the year-round Seaford Central Elementary, and touring the J.G. Townsend Vegetable Processing Plant. For a copy of Senator Carper's statement "In Recognition of Lt. Col. John Burke's Retirement" or for digital photos taken throughout the day, contact Jenn Connell at 202-224-8395. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 9:45- 10:15 a.m. SURPRISE Presentation for Lt. Col. John Burke Carper will surprise Lt. Col. John Burke with comments and a Congressional Statement about his leadership and service to his nation Location: Senator Carper's Office, 2115 Federal Building, 300 South New Street, Dover 10:30- 11:30 a.m. Junior Military Mentors Academy Carper will address the recruits, sharing with them his "4 Keys to Success" Location: F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School, 2841 S. State Street, Camden 11:45- 12:45 p.m. Harrington Senior Center Carper will eat lunch with seniors at the "Grandparents and Kids Lunch" and distribute information and applications for the new Together Rx discount prescription drug program Location: 102 Fleming St., Harrington 1:45- 2:45 p.m. Seaford Central Elementary Carper will tour the year- round school and meet with students and faculty Location: 1 Delaware Place, Seaford 3:10- 4:10 p.m. J.G. Townsend Processing Carper will tour the vegetable processing plant Location: 316 North Race Street, Georgetown