Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, March 8, 2001
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Rudolf Scharping of the Federal Republic of Germany today at 9:40 a.m. Later today, at 11:40 a.m. Secretary Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson. Both of these events will take place at the Pentagon's River Entrance. At 12:45 p.m. today, Secretary Rumsfeld and Secretary General Robertson will conduct a joint media availability in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. See the press advisory for details of all these events.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be conducted at 2 p.m. today to mark the opening of the first "wedge" of the renovated Pentagon. See the press advisory for details.
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 43rd World Military Ski Championships continue today in Jericho and Stowe, Vermont. See the championships Web site for details. [link no longer available]
The 17th annual DoD Logistics Conference ends today in San Antonio, Texas. See the conference Web site for details. [link no longer available]
There will not be a regular DoD news briefing today. The next regular DoD news briefing will be held Tuesday, March 13 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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