Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, February 23, 2001
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon are in Washington. There are no public or media events on their schedules.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki will honor more than 100 surviving members of World War II's 551st Parachute Infantry by presenting the unit with the Presidential Unit Citation Award in a ceremony today at 2 p.m. in the Pentagon's Auditorium, Room 5A1070. See the Army media release for details
The next regular DoD news briefing will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the DoD briefing studio, Pentagon room 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.
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