Today in the Department of Defense, Monday, Oct. 16, 2000
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen departs today for Brazil to participate in the Defense Ministerial of the Americas in Manaus. See the advisory for details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Washington today. Early this morning he spoke to the Army National Guard and Army Reserve leadership. See the advisory for details. Later this morning he welcomes Deputy Minister of Defense Nozizwe Madala-Routledge, of the Republic of South Africa, to the Pentagon. See the advisory for details.
As a mark of respect for those who died on USS Cole, President Clinton has ordered that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff at all U.S. government facilities and on all U.S. naval vessels until sunset today.
The annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army begins today and continues through Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Washington.
The Combined Federal Campaign is now in progress throughout the Department of Defense. See the campaign's web page for details.
The department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.
What's New in DefenseLINK
- Advisory DepSecDef Hosts Honor Cordon for Deputy MoD of South Africa
- Advisory Cohen travels to Brazil to participate in the Def. Ministerial of the Americas
- Advisory USS Cole Update Briefing Today at 2:30 p.m.
- Advisory MV-22 Briefing Cancelled
- Advisory De Leon to Speak to Army Guard and Reserve Leaders
- Advisory Background Briefing on Cohen's trip to South America Cancelled
- News Release Remains of 15 U.S. Servicemen Recovered in North Korea
- News Release Navy to Commission New Destroyer Roosevelt
- News Release DACOWITS 2000 Fall Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
- News Release Casualties in the Incident on USS Cole
- News Release MV-22 Declared Effective, Suitable For Land-Based Ops
- News Release Contracts for October 13, 2000
- Transcript DoD News Briefing on USS Cole Incident - Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD PA
- Transcript Media availability in Norfolk, Va., on the USS Cole incident
- More news, photos, advisories, contracts, transcripts and backgrounders
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