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Scheduled Meetings


Scheduled Meetings.


2 p.m. DoD daily press briefing on U.S. participation in NATO Operation Allied Force, Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781.


1 BT Contracts
2 BT Navy Flag Officer Announcement - Fargo
3 BT Unidentified Remains Disinterment Policy Established
4 BT Statement By Defense Secretary William Cohen on General Wesley K. Clark's Visit to Washington
5 BT Statement by General Henry H. Shelton, US Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
6 MFC Flag and General Officer Assignments
7 MFC Active Duty Call-Up Notification Issued for 1,022 Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Airmen and 26 Aircraft
8 PA Deputy Secretary Hamre to Present Commencement Address at Augustana College
9 PA Full Honors Arrival Ceremony for Saudi Chief of General Staff
10 PA Saturday Press Briefing at 11 a.m.
11 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Saturday, May 22, 1999 - 11:20 a.m.
12 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Friday, May 21, 1999 - 2:05 p.m.


House The House is expected this week to begin debate on the FY00 Defense Authorization Bill.
Senate The Senate is scheduled to begin debate at 11:00 a.m. on the FY00 Defense Authorization Bill.
1:30 p.m.
192 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN/MAY CLOSE hearing to markup FY00 defense appropriations bill. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear. The full SAC is expected to markup on May 25, 1999.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MAY 24, 1999 - LTC Darley

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There are no Speeches available for 5/24/1999. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

NEW OPEN FORUM FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDY GROUP The Department of Defense today launched "America's Future Forum," a new debate forum posted on the National Security Study Group's Internet web site at www.nssg.gov.

The forum will provide the public an opportunity to contribute their ideas on what the United States will look like in...

DASD (EO) Leftwich to Represent DoD in Sec. State Forum May 25 On Tuesday, May 25, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Equal Opportunity William E. Leftwich III will give a presentation describing the Department's experience in developing social trust as an institution committed to equal opportunity. His presentation will be part of the Secretary of...

There are no Contracts available for 5/24/1999. Please see the Contracts overview page for more

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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
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  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn

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