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Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon are in Washington. There are no media or public events on their schedules.

The background briefing regarding Secretary Cohen's trip is expected this afternoon but has not yet been scheduled. Watch for an updated advisory with details.

The regular 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 special briefing on the Navy's new Personal Financial Management program will immediately follow the DoD briefing at about 2 p.m. See the advisory for details.

The annual Professional Ethics Conference concludes today at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. The theme for this year's conference is "Traditional Military Virtues." Media interested in covering the conference may call (401) 841-2220.

The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. See the advisory for details.

National Strategies and Capabilities for a Changing World is the theme of Fletcher Conference 2000, a two-day conference hosted by the Army, beginning tomorrow in Arlington, Va.

The Combined Federal Campaign is now in progress throughout the Department of Defense.

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

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18,000 AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SAILORS IDENTIFIED Approximately 18,000 African American sailors who served in the Civil War have been identified and will be commemorated in a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 17, 2000.

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