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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Uzbekistan's Minister of Defense Kodir Ghulomov and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sodiq Safayev to the Pentagon today at 2 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 1:30 p.m. EDT for the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is in Washington. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Dov Zakheim will conduct a briefing on the fiscal 2003 budget supplemental at noon in the Pentagon Briefing Studio, Room 2E781. The briefing will provide an overview of the funding received and how the department can utilize it. See press advisory for details.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Victoria Clarke and Maj. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, vice director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff, conduct a DoD news briefing today at 1:00 p.m. in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781.

Nashville singer/songwriter Darryl Worley will perform in the Pentagon's Center Courtyard at 10:30 a.m. Worley and his band will play a 40-50-minute concert that will be televised for a closed-circuit video and audio feed to American Forces Radio and Television Service outlets worldwide. See press advisory for details.

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04/16/2003
DOD ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN MARINE CASUALTY STATUS The Department of Defense announced today that Marine Cpl. Kemaphoom A. Chanawongse, 22, of Waterford, Conn. was killed in action during operations on the outskirts of An Nasiriyah on March 23. He had previously been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).

Chanawongse was...



04/16/2003
Forward Air Base Commander to Brief Live

The Defense Department offers a live briefing with Col. John Dobbins, the commander of the forward air base in Tallil, Iraq, on Thursday, April 17, at 8 a.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon, Room 2E781. Col. Dobbins will discuss the role that the base has played, and continues to play,...





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