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EVENTS FOR MAY 18, 2000

The Secretary of Defense is in Washington today. Secretary Cohen and the Gen. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will co-host a full honors review at 10 a.m. today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. See the press advisory for more details.

The Deputy Secretary of Defense is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

The "Fantasy Career in Today's Military Contest" will be launched at 1:30 p.m. today in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E 781. See the press advisory for more details. The department's regular news briefing will immediately follow this event. The briefer will be Kenneth H. Bacon, assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

The department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

Releases for May 17, 2000

  • News Release Contracts for May 17, 2000 (posted at 1700 hrs)
  • News Release Missing in Action Serviceman Identified
  • News Release Flag Officer Announcement - Vice Adm. Gregory G. Johnson
  • News Release Flag Officer Announcement - Rear Adm. John J. Grossenbacher
  • Press Advisory SecDef and Chairman host Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Pentagon
  • Press Advisory Yahoo Fantasy Careers

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05/17/2000
Campaign to Preserve U.S. Global Leadership
Remarks as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon , U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC


05/17/2000
FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. (upper half) John J. Grossenbacher for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and commander, Submarine Allied Command Atlantic,...


05/17/2000
Yahoo Fantasy Careers The Department of Defense will announce the launch of a new awareness initiative on military careers tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. EDT in Pentagon room 2E781, the Department of Defense briefing room. The regular Thursday Department of Defense news brief will immediately follow this...




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