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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, May 24, 2001

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

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz will receive an award and speak at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) commencement ceremony today at 3 p.m. in Washington. See the press advisory for details.

The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for today 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, ends today in Lager Aulenbach, Baumholder, Germany. See the European Command web page for details. [link no longer available]

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

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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There are no Speeches available for 5/24/2001. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


05/24/2001
6,000 U.S., ALLIED FORCES LAUNCH JOINT PATRIOT '01 The National Guard is hosting Joint Patriot '01, a major reserve forces inter-service, combined military training exercise for air and ground forces. The month-long exercise will be held at several military sites across the United States, from May 31 to June 30, 2001. Joint Patriot '01 is the...


05/24/2001
Rumsfeld and Shelton to Join President Bush at Arlington for Memorial Day Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Henry H. Shelton will join President George W. Bush at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2001, at 10:45 a.m. EDT for the 2001 National Memorial Day...




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