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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, April 19, 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 semi-annual conference of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) opens today at 9 a.m. at the Women's Memorial in Arlington, Va. Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Charles L. Cragin will host the opening ceremony. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Henry H. Shelton will deliver a keynote speech. See the news release for details.

The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for 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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04/19/2001
NAVY TO COMMISSION GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER LASSEN The Department of the Navy will commission Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer Lassen (DDG 82) Saturday, April 21, 2001, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at the Florida Aquarium Pier in Tampa, Fla.

The ship is named in honor of Navy Cmdr. Clyde Everett Lassen, a native of Fort...

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04/19/2001
Naval Reserve Receives Delivery of Newest Class of Aircraft The Naval Reserve will take delivery of its newest logistics aircraft, the C-40A "Clipper," this Saturday, April 21, 2001, in a 1 p.m. CST ceremony at Naval Air Station / Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas.

The Clipper meets or exceeds international noise and environmental...





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