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Today in the Department of Defense, February 24-26, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon are in Washington this weekend. There are no public or media events on their schedules.

The guided missile destroyer Shoup (DDG 86) will be christened Saturday at 10 a.m. in Pascagoula, Miss. See the news release for details.

Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 14th Quartermaster Detachment in Greensburg, Pa., who were killed or injured 10 years ago in a Scud missile attack during Operation Desert Storm, will be honored in a memorial service on Sunday. See Army Reserve news release for details.

Secretary Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome President Pastrana of Colombia on Monday at 3 p.m. See the press advisory 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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