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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

1:30 p.m. (EST) Secretary Cohen will speak on the theme, "Recognizing a Decade of Community Redevelopment" at a Base Realignment and Closure Conference at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The Secretary's remarks will be piped back to the Pentagon. Media wishing to cover the conference should contact Glenn Flood in the Directorate for Defense Information at (703) 695-6294.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Travelling.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 19, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT U.S. Aircraft Ordered to Deploy in Support of NATO Operations
3 MFC Navy Promotion -- Captain Craig R. Quigley
4 MFC Marine Corps Promotion -- Col. Joseph Composto
5 MFC Navy Flag Officer Assignments
6 PA Secretary Cohen to speak at BRAC Conference

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION
HOUSE The House schedule is uncertain.
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
9 a.m.
Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces will conduct an OPEN Field Hearing on DoD Space Policy. Witnesses include: Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; General Meyers, CINC USSPACECOM; and Mr. Keith Hall, ASD Air Force (Space).
2 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities will conduct an OPEN hearing on Terrorism. Witnesses include Brian Sheridan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflicts; Charlie Cragin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; and BGEN. John F. Sattler, Deputy Director for Operations Combating Terrorism, JCS. This hearing was scheduled for March 11, 1999.
9 a.m.
Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness will conduct an OPEN Field Hearing on Readiness. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Adm. Harold Gehman, CINC, Atlantic Command, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, USN; Gen. Peter Schoomaker, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command; Gen. Charles Robertson, CINC, U.S. Transportation Command. Panel 2 -Gen. Thomas Schwartz, Commander, U.S. Army Forces Command, USA; Adm. J. P. Reason, CINC, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, USN; Gen. Richard Hawley, Commander, Air Combat Command, USAF; Lt. Gen. Peter Pace, Commander, U.S. Marine Forces, Atlantic, USMC. Panel 3 -- Col. Robert Williams, Commander, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Ft. Stewart, Georgia, USA; Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Dean Foerstel, Command Sergeant Major, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Ft. Stewart, Georgia, USA.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 22, 1999 - LT Gai

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03/22/1999
Remarks to the Department of Defense Conference on Base Reuse "Recognizing a Decade of Community Redevelopment"
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , Crystal City Arlington, Virginia


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