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Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, May 23, 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 will host an honor cordon today at 4 p.m. to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs George Papandreou of Greece to the Pentagon. See the press advisory for details.

The Army is sponsoring an awards ceremony today at 3:30 p.m. in the Pentagon auditorium, room 5A1070, for Joan Lunden, executive producer of "Behind Closed Doors" and co-anchor of "Good Morning America." See the Army news release for details.

Fleet Week, featuring ships from around the world, begins today and continues through May 29 in New York City. See the Intrepid Museum and Military.com web sites for details.

The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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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