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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is in Washington. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon will speak at the National Japanese American Memorial dedication today at 1 p.m. in Washington, D.C. See the advisory for details.

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.

Many events associated with Veterans Day are scheduled between now and Saturday, Nov. 11. See the advisory 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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11/09/2000
Dedication of National Japanese American Memorial
Remarks as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon, Washington, D.C.


11/09/2000
INGALLS SHIPBUILDING SELECTED TO REPAIR USS COLE The Navy announced today that Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., will repair USS Cole, which was damaged in a Oct. 12 terrorist attack while in the port of Aden, Yemen. The decision followed a thorough review of the capabilities, costs and schedules associated with public and private...


11/09/2000
Cohen to Speak at WWII Memorial Groundbreaking Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will speak Sat., Nov. 11 at 1:15 p.m. EST at the WWII Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Earlier in the morning he will attend the Veterans Day Breakfast at the White House and then attend the Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony at...




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