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Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, April 4, 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 Army's highest peacetime award will be presented today at noon in Warwick, R.I. to former Army Specialist Dean L. Johnson, who lost both his legs below the knee when he tried to help a couple and their 4-year-old grandchild on the New York State Thruway during a blizzard in April 2000. A tractor-trailer unable to stop on the slick highway struck Johnson as he attempted to dive out of its path. The Soldier's Medal is awarded for heroism involving personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy. For more information, call Karin Martinez at the Fort Drum Public Affairs Office, (315) 772-4961 or 5461.

The results of the review of the procedures used in procuring black berets for the Army will be announced today at 1 p.m. in the DoD briefing studio, Pentagon room 2E781. See the press advisory for details.

The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for tomorrow 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.

Secretary of the Navy (Acting) Robert B. Pirie is visiting Navy and Marine Corps Commands in Southern California through tomorrow. See the press advisory for details.

The Army's Division Capstone Exercise continues through April 14 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. See the exercise web site (no longer available) for details.

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04/04/2001
STATEMENT OF SECRETARY RUMSFELD ON EP-3 CREW Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today released the following statement:

"I join President Bush in being heartened by the good spirits and health of the 24 men and women in the crew of the EP-3. I hope and expect that their good treatment will continue. Admiral Blair has made...



04/04/2001
SecDef Hosts Full Honor Arrival Ceremony for King of Jordan Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome His Majesty King Abdullah II, of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to the Pentagon at 11 a.m. EDT, Thursday, April 5, 2001.

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




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