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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

Scheduled Meetings

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings

MEDIA EVENTS

1330 p.m. DoD Press Briefing

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2000

1 BT Contracts for February 28, 2000
2 TRANS Foreign Press Center Briefing - Mr. Kenneth H. Bacon, ASD PA

CONGRESSIONAL

2/29/00
0930
216 Hart
(219 Hart)
Senate Committee on Armed Services OPEN Witnesses:
General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM); and General Wesley K. Clark, USA, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. European Command (EUCOM) re: FY01 defense budget request for military strategy and operational requirements. A closed session may follow this hearing in 219 Hart.
2/29/2000
0930
138 Dirksen
Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military Construction OPEN Witnesses: Robert B. Pirie, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations & Environment) re: military construction programs.
2/29/2000
1400
2118 Rayburn
House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness OPEN Witnesses: Gen. John M. Keane, Vice Chief of Staff, USA; Adm. Donald L. Pilling, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, USN; Gen. Lester L. Lyles, Vice Chief of Staff, USAF; Gen. Terrence Dake, Assistant Commandant, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps re: the adequacy of the FY01 budget request to meet readiness needs. The Committee will focus on an overview of the proposed operations and maintenance programs for each of the military services, to include risk, shortfalls, and unfunded requirements. They will examine the accounting of the additional funding Congress has provided in readiness critical areas over the past five years.
2/29/2000
1400
2212 Rayburn
House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Procurement OPEN Witnesses: Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Warfare Requirements & Assessments); Vice Adm. Charles W. Moore, Commander, Fifth Fleet; Vice Adm. Dennis W. McGinn, Commander, Third Fleet; Ms. Cindy Brown, President, American Shipbuilding Association; Mr. Jerry St. Pe' - Chief Operating Officer, Litton Ship Systems; Mr. John Welch, Senior Vice President, General Dynamics; Mr. William Fricks, President & CEO, Newport News Shipbuilding re: Navy Shipbuilding Programs.
2/29/2000
1500
2359 Rayburn
House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs OPEN Witnesses: TBD re: Colombian anti-drug funding.
2/29/2000
1000
2154 Rayburn
House Committee on Government Reform,Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources OPEN Witnesses: Peter F. Romero, Acting Assistant Secretary of State (Western Hemisphere Affairs); Mary Lee Warren, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Justice Department; William E. Ledwith, Chief of International Operations, Drug Enforcement Agency; John Montoya, U.S. Boarder Patrol; and Phil Jordan, retired Director, El Paso Intelligence Center, DEA re: U.S.-Mexico counter-narcotics efforts.
2/29/2000
1300
2216 Rayburn
House Committee on Armed Services, Special Oversight Panel on the Merchant Marines OPEN Witnesses: John E. Graykowski, Deputy Maritime Administrator, Maritime Administration re: FY01 Maritime
Administration authorization request.
2/29/2000
1400
222 Russell
Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces OPEN Witnesses: Carolyn L. Huntoon, Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Management) re: FY01 budget request for environmental management programs carried out by the Department of Energy at defense
related facilities.
2/29/2000
1000
608 Dirksen
Senate Committee on the Budget OPEN Witnesses: Bill Richardson, Secretary of Energy re: the FY01 budget request for Energy Department nuclear weapons research, development, manufacturing and control programs.

DUTY OFFICER FOR FEBRUARY 29, 2000 - Ms. CHERYL IRWIN

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02/29/2000
Farewell Ceremony in Honor of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Joseph Ralston
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Virginia


02/29/2000
NAVY SECRETARY NAMES DESTROYER TO HONOR WORLD WAR II AFRICAN AMERICAN HERO Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig has announced his decision to name the 41st ship of the Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer, "Pinckney."

Pinckney (DDG 91) will honor Navy Cook Third Class William Pinckney, (1915-1975), recipient of the Navy Cross for his...



02/29/2000
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen travels to Texas Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen travels to Texas on Thursday, Mar. 2, 2000 for a two-day series of speaking engagements and military installation visits. Cohen's itinerary will include the following events:

On Thursday, Mar. 2, at 12:30 p.m. CST, Cohen will speak at the San...





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