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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, March 15, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz are in Washington today. There are no public or media events on their schedules.

The court of inquiry appointed to investigate the collision between USS Greeneville (SSN 772) and the Ehime Maru continues today at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. See the Pacific Fleet Web page for details (page no longer available).

The chiefs of staff of the U.S. Army and the Australian Army will lay a wreath today at 11 a.m. at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., to recognize Australian contributions made during the Korean War.

The regular DoD news briefing will be conducted today 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.

A ceremony in observance of Women's History Month will be conducted today 2 p.m. in the Pentagon auditorium, room 5A1070.

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

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03/15/2001
GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Air Force Brig. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general. Chilton is currently serving as deputy director, Politico-Military...



03/15/2001
SecDef to Host Welcoming Ceremony for DepSecDef Wolfowitz Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host a full honors review and welcoming ceremony for Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, at the Pentagon at 3 p.m. EST, Friday, March 16, 2001.

The ceremony will be held on the River Parade Field of the Pentagon.

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