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Today in the Department of Defense, April 21-23, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz are in Washington this weekend. There are no public or media events on their schedules.

The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer Lassen (DDG 82) will be commissioned on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Tampa, Fla. See the news release for details.

The Naval Reserve will take delivery of its first C-40A "Clipper" logistics aircraft on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas. See the press advisory for details.

The North American Brass Band Association championships, hosted this year by the U.S. Army Brass Band, continues through Saturday at Ft. Myer and George Mason University, Va. See the Army Brass Band (site no longer available - http://www.army.mil/armyband/brass/) and the North American Brass Band Association web sites for details.

The spring conference of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) continues through Sunday in Vienna, Va. See the news release for details.

Secretary Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Federico Trillo, of Spain, to the Pentagon on Monday at 2 p.m. See the press advisory for details.

Renewable technologies, recycling, alternative fuels and transportation, and water and energy conservation concepts will be displayed in the Pentagon's main concourse Monday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 25, as part of DoD's observance of Earth Day. See the press advisory for details.

The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, at 1 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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