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Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, Nov. 17, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon are traveling today.

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 in Washington, D.C., today at 10 a.m. See the news release for details.

Army acquisition officials will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. in the DoD briefing studio, room 2E781, to discuss the Interim Armored Vehicle (IAV) source selection, IAV characteristics, and the IAV's role in overall Army transformation. See the press advisory for details.

More than 200 national and international leaders will gather tomorrow in Norfolk, Va., to discuss "The European Union and NATO: Rivals or Partners?" at a symposium co-hosted by Old Dominion University and Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic. See the news release [link no longer available] and symposium web page [link no longer available] for details.

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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11/17/2000
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Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon, Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA


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