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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.

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

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02/23/2001
UNITED STATES TO SEND SPECIAL ENVOY TO JAPAN The United States Government will send Navy Adm. William J. Fallon, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, as a Special Envoy to Japan to offer apologies on behalf of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Navy and the American people for the accident involving the USS Greeneville and the Japanese Fisheries...


02/23/2001
SecDef to Host Honor Cordon for President Pastrana of Colombia Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome President Andres Pastrana, of Colombia, to the Pentagon at 3 p.m. EST, Monday, Feb. 26, 2001.

The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.

There will not be a media...




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