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Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, May 11, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is scheduled to return to Washington today after completing a trip to France, Germany, Poland and Russia to discuss missile defense. See the press advisory for details.

Today is Military Spouse Day. "Our military spouses are often called upon to make sacrifices as they face the unique challenges of military life. These women and men must cope with deployments, family separations, and frequent moves, all of which require special skills and commitment. Throughout our nation's history, military spouses have not only met these challenges, but their energy and dedication have helped our military communities to thrive. Their selfless contributions play a vital role in the stability of our service members and our communities." See Secretary Rumsfeld's memorandum for details.

The International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference "IMDEX Asia 2001" ends today in Singapore. See the exhibition web site for details. [link no longer available]

The next regular DoD news briefing will be conducted Tuesday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

The combined U.S., Australian and Canadian exercise Tandem Thrust continues through May 29 in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area of Australia. See the news release for details.

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There are no Speeches available for 5/11/2001. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


05/11/2001
NEW UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR ACQUISITION, TECHNOLOGY AND LOGISTICS SWORN IN Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge Jr., was sworn in today as the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Prior to this position, he served as chief executive officer of the Aerospace Corp., a non-profit organization dedicated to solving critical national problems through...


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