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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

10 a.m. Hosts a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Minister of Defense Moshe Arens, of the State of Israel, to the Pentagon. The ceremony will be held on the River Parade Field of the Pentagon. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.
11:15 a.m. Conducts a joint press conference with Arens in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Room 2E781.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

10 a.m. Testifies before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense.
3:30 p.m. Presents DoD Environmental Security Awards in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room 5A1070. Media interested in covering this event should contact Lt. Col. Vic Warzinski at (703) 697-1848.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR APRIL 26, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ORDERS MORE SUPPORT AIRCRAFT TO ALLIED FORCE
3 MFC Foreign Military Sale to New Zealand
4 PA Secretary Cohen to host arrival ceremony for MoD Moshe Arens of Israel
5 PA DoD Press Briefing at 2 p.m. (EDT), April 26, 1999
6 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Monday, April 26, 1999

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House is scheduled to meet at 12:30 p.m. for Morning Hour; 2:00 p.m. for Legislative Business. No recorded votes are expected before 2:00 p.m. The House will consider two bills under Suspension:
-- 1) H.R. ___-Satellite Home Viewer Act
-- 2) H.Con.Res. ___-Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives with Respect to the Tragic Shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
10 a.m.
S-128 Capitol
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on Fiscal 1999 Appropriations to Fund Operations in Kosovo. Witnesses include: Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Brian Atwood, Administrator, Agency for International Development (AID); and Jacob Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget. This hearing was originally scheduled for April 22, 1999.
2:30 p.m.
562 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Related Political Issues. Witnesses include Eric D. Newsom, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; and Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Non-Proliferation and National Security.
4:30 p.m.
2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing to markup HCONRES 82, a concurrent resolution directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove U.S. Armed Forces from their positions in connection with the present operations against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear. The Markup was originally scheduled for April 22.
9:30 a.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN hearing to consider the nomination of Lawrence J. Delaney to be the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development and Acquisition; and Brian Sheridan to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations - Low Intensity Conflict. Witnesses include Delaney and Sheridan.
2:30 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Threat of International Narcotics Trafficking and the Role of DoD in Controlling Drugs. Witnesses include Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey (ret.), Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Brian E. Sheridan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict; and Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command, USMC.

DUTY OFFICER FOR APRIL 27, 1999 - LTC Begines

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

Prepared by Media Relations Division, (703) 697-5131 or 695-0192



04/27/1999
DoD Environmental Security Awards
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre , The Pentagon, Washington, DC


04/27/1999
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AWARDS In a Pentagon ceremony today, Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre congratulated the 17 winners of the Defense Environmental Security Awards for their outstanding achievements in natural resources conservation, cultural resources management, environmental quality, pollution prevention,...


04/27/1999
REVISED FULL HONOR ARRIVAL AND JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MoD ISRAEL Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will host a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Minister of Defense Moshe Arens, of the State of Israel, to the Pentagon at 10 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, April 27, 1999.

The ceremony will be held on the River Parade Field of the Pentagon....





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