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Today in the Department of Defense, May 19-21, 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.

Saturday is Armed Forces Day. See the Armed Forces Day web site for details, including a clickable map of events around the country.

The Joint Service Open House is Saturday and Sunday at Andrews AFB, Md. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. each day. See the open house web site for details. [link no longer available]

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Air Force "Hurricane Hunters" will discuss the upcoming hurricane season and their roles in hurricane forecasting, research and safety on Monday at 10 a.m. at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington. See the NOAA media advisory and the Hurricane Hunters web site for details.

The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, 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.

Combined Endeavor 2001, a multinational communications and information systems interoperability exercise sponsored by the U.S. European Command and the German Ministry of Defense, continues through May 24 in Lager Aulenbach, Baumholder, Germany. See the European Command web page for details. [link no longer available]

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

The armed forces of Thailand, Singapore and the United States are conducting exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand through May 29. See the exercise web site (no longer available) for details.

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