Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen travels to Texas on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2000 for a two-day series of speaking engagements and military installation visits. Cohen's itinerary will include the following events:
On Thursday, Mar. 2, at 12:30 p.m. CST, Cohen will speak at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Texas Ballroom at the Adams Mark Hotel, 111 East Pelican Street, San Antonio. Following the speech, there will be a media availability in Ballroom A at 1:15 p.m. The point of contact for the availability is Patty Larson, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, at (210) 229-2112.
At 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Cohen will tour and make informal remarks at the new housing complex at Lackland AFB. The point of contact for this event is Air Force Col. Tom Boyd, Randolph AFB public affairs office, at (210) 652-5224.
At 8:35 p.m., Thursday, Cohen will attend an NBA basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Minnesota Timberwolves and participate in a halftime military tribute to three San Antonio-area Medal of Honor recipients. The point of contact for this event is Tom James, public relations director, San Antonio Spurs, at (210) 554-7763.
On Friday, Mar. 3, at 10 a.m., Cohen will join San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Greg Popovich and Center David Robinson at the Alamo Dome, 100 Montana Street, San Antonio, for remarks to Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps participants from local San Antonio high schools. The point of contact for this event is Tom James, public relations director, San Antonio Spurs, at (210) 554-7763.
At 12:10 p.m., Friday, Cohen will tour the Force XXI Brigade Tactical Command Post and Combat Information Center, Ft. Hood. Cohen will view a demonstration of Ft. Hood's digital battle command information system and observe live Warfighting Exercise between Ft. Hood's 4th Infantry Division and the 1st Calvary Division. Following this demonstration, there will be a media availability at 2:05 p.m. The point of contact for this event is Army Lt. Col. MaryAnn Cummings, Ft. Hood public affairs, at (210) 287-0103.