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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, March 22, 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.

Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is visiting counterparts in Brazil, Argentina and Chile through tomorrow. See press advisory for details.

The U. S. Space Command will help track Mir, the Russian space station, as it descends into the earth's atmosphere. See the Space Command web page for details. [link no longer available]

The next 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.

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There are no Speeches available for 3/22/2001. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


03/22/2001
GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Air Force Col. William P. Ard has been nominated for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. Ard is currently serving as director of Personnel, Headquarters Air...



03/22/2001
General Shelton to be Honored by Healthcare Executives Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Henry H. Shelton, will depart Sunday from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a trip to Chicago.

The American College of Healthcare Executives will recognize him as the organization's 2001 Honorary Fellow during a Convocation Ceremony...





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