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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

10:30 a.m. Hosts an armed forces full honor review for former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, of the Federal Republic of Germany, at the River Parade Field of the Pentagon. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.
2 p.m. Testifies before the Defense Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR APRIL 20, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT U.S. Infantry Companies and Attack Helicopter Crews to Deploy in Support of Operation Allied Force
3 BT Pentagon Hosts U.S.-Benin Joint Military Commission
4 PA Secretary Cohen Host Full Honor Ceremony for Chancellor Kohl of Germany
5 PA DoD Briefing Schedule, 20 April 1999
6 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Tuesday, April 20, 1999 - 2:05 p.m.
7 TRNS ASD Kramer's Briefing on the NATO 50th Anniversary Summit

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House schedule is uncertain.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
2 p.m.
2359 Rayburn
The Defense Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Supplemental Appropriations for U.S. Military Action in Yugoslavia. Scheduled witnesses include Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Gen. Henry Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
9:30 a.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness and Management Support will conduct an OPEN hearing on Navy and Marine Corps Operational Readiness. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Adm. J. P Reason, CINC, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, USN; and Adm. Archie R. Clemins, CINC, U.S. Pacific Fleet, USN. Panel 2 -- Lt. Gen. Bruce B. Knutson, Jr., Commanding General, First Marine Expeditionary Force, USMC; Lt. Gen. Frank L. Libutti, Commanding General, Third Marine Expeditionary Force, USMC; and Lt. Gen. Carlton W. Fulford, Jr., Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific, USMC.
10 a.m.
192 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on Medical Programs. Witnesses include Dr. Sue Bailey, ASD (HA); Service Surgeons Generals, and Service Chiefs of the Nurse Corps re: medical programs.
10 a.m.
334 Cannon
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will conduct an OPEN hearing to review Montgomery GI Bill Enhancement Legislation. Witnesses include Adm. Pat Tracey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Military Personnel (Force Management Policy); Service Recruiting Chiefs; and Service field recruiters.
3 p.m.
TBD
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on National Intelligence Program Budget Wrap-Up. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to testify.
10 a.m.
562 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing to mark up the Foreign Relations Authorization Bill. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.

DUTY OFFICER FOR APRIL 21, 1999 - LTC Phillips

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

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04/21/1999
Tribute to Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , The Pentagon Washington, DC


04/21/1999
PLAN MADE TO SPEED COMMUNITY REUSE OF FORMER MILITARY BASES To promote more rapid reuse of closing military bases, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the Department of Defense will ask Congress for the authority to transfer former base property to local communities at no cost if they use it for...


04/21/1999
Secretary Cohen Remarks at Atlantic Council Dinner Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will present after dinner remarks at the Atlantic Council of the United States Gala Dinner to honor the 50th Anniversary of NATO on Thursday, April 22, 1999, at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC. The dinner begins at 7 p.m. (EDT),...
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