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Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon are in Washington today. Both are scheduled to attend the 45th annual DoD distinguished civilian service awards ceremony today at 10 a.m. in the Pentagon auditorium, room 5A1070.

A Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E781. The briefer will be Kenneth H. Bacon, assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

A background briefing on Secretary Cohen's upcoming trip to Tunisia, Greece and the United Kingdom will be conducted immediately following today's news briefing. See the advisory for details.

Pacific Reach 2000, a cooperative regional submarine rescue exercise in the Pacific, continues through Oct. 14. For details see the Seventh Fleet news release.

The Combined Federal Campaign is now in progress throughout the Department of Defense. web page for details. [link no longer available]

The department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

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10/03/2000
Distinguished Civilian Service Awards
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, The Pentagon, Washington, DC


10/03/2000
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT ACCIDENT RATES REMAIN LOW Fiscal Year (FY) 2000, which closed out Sept. 30, 2000, was one of the safest years on record for the Department of Defense.

The DoD-wide military Class A aviation accident rate was 1.23 mishaps per 100,000 flight hours for FY 2000 as compared to 1.54 Class A mishap rate in FY...



10/03/2000
De Leon to Address Junior ROTC Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon will speak to students and members of the Junior Reserve Officer Reserve Training Corps program at North High School in Torrance, Calif. at 10:30 a.m. PDT Thursday, Oct. 5.

The event is open to the media. For more information, news...





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