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Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon will attend the memorial service in Norfolk today for the victims of the USS Cole incident.

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 Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services holds its Fall 2000 Conference today through Oct. 22 in Las Vegas. See the news release for details.

The annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army concludes today in Washington.

The next Department of Defense news briefing will be Thursday, Oct. 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the DoD briefing studio, room 2E781. The briefer will be Kenneth H. Bacon, assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

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.

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10/18/2000
Memorial Ceremony in Honor of Slain Sailors of the USS Cole
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia


10/18/2000
NAVY TO LAUNCH OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIP MARY SEARS (T-AGS 65) The Navy launches the newest oceanographic survey ship USNS Mary Sears (T-AGS 65), on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, during a 1 p.m. ceremony at Halter Marine Shipyard, Moss Point, Miss.

Mary Sears becomes the 12th ship in the nation's history to be christened officially with a woman's name...



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