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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

10 a.m. Presents commencement remarks at Navy Academy graduation in Annapolis, Md.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

10 a.m. Secretary Cohen's commencement remarks at Navy Academy graduation are open to media coverage. For more information, contact Karen Myers at (410) 293-2292. The speech will also be piped back (audio only) to the Pentagon cable system channel 13.
2 p.m. DoD daily press briefing on U.S. participation in NATO Operation Allied Force, Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781.

Following the DoD press briefing, the Air Force will present a background briefing on plans to implement Stop Loss. This briefing will be conducted in the Air Force public affairs conference room, 4D922. For more information, contact T'Jae Gibson at 693-9089.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MAY 25, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT New Defense Finance and Accounting Service Director Announced
3 BT Fiscal Year 98 Value Engineering Achievement Awards Presented
4 BT Air Force General Officer Announcement - Holland
5 BT Air Force General Officer Announcement - Bailey
6 BT Air Force General Officer Announcement - Begert
7 BT Air Force General Officer Announcement - Vesely
8 BT Army General Officer Announcement - Solomon
9 BT THAAD 10th Tenth Flight Test Launch Aborted
10 MFC Johnson Keynote Speaker for Indianapolis Memorial Event
11 MFC U.S. Army Officers for Promotion to Brigadier General
12 PA Cohen Commencement Address at Naval Academy Graduation
13 TRNS DoD Briefing, Tuesday, May 25, 1999 - 2:10 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. and is expected this week to begin debate on H.R. 1401, the FY00 Defense Authorization Bill.
Senate The Senate is expected to continue debate on S. 1059, the FY00 Defense Authorization Bill
HEARINGS
10 a.m.
2154 Rayburn
The House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on the transfer of the domestic preparedness program from DoD to the Department of Justice. Witnesses include Charles Cragin, Acting ASD (Reserve Affairs); other witnesses from FEMA, DoJ, and FBI.
1400
342 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services will conduct an OPEN hearing on the report of the House Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China. Witnesses include Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA) and Rep. Norman Dicks (D-WA).
10 a.m.
2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific will conduct an OPEN hearing on the report of the House Select Committee on U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's Republic of China. Witnesses include Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA) and Rep. Norman Dicks (D-WA).
10 a.m.
562 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on "Cornerstone of Our Security? Should the Senate Reject a Protocol to Reconstitute the ABM Treaty With Four New Partners?" Witnesses include Henry A. Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger and Associates, NewYork, NY.
10 a.m.
226 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims will conduct an OPEN hearing on immigrant contributions to the United States Armed Forces. Witnesses include Capt. Paul Bucha (ret.), recipient of the Medal of Honor and President, Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Somers, NY; Sgt. Elmer R. Compton (ret.), Evansville, Indiana; Spec. Alfred Rascon (ret.), Mexican-born immigrant and recipient of the Silver Star, Laurel, MD; Sgt. Charles MacGillivary (ret.), Canadian-born immigrant and recipient of the Medal of Honor, Braintree, Mass.
2 p.m.
219 Hart
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on intelligence matters. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
10 a.m.
H-313 Capitol
The House Committee on Rules will conduct an OPEN hearing to consider rules for floor debate on H.R. 1401, a bill to authorize appropriations for FY 2000 and 2001 for military activities of DoD. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MAY 26, 1999 - LTC Van De Steeg

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05/26/1999
Commencement Address United States Naval Academy
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , Annapolis, Maryland


05/26/1999
AIR FORCE BEGINS "STOP LOSS" Acting Secretary of the Air Force F. Whitten Peters and Chief of Staff Gen. Michael E. Ryan announced their decision today to implement Stop Loss, suspending normal separations and retirements for people in critical career fields effective June 15.

Peters and Ryan emphasized that they...



05/26/1999
Background Briefing by USAF Senior Officers, Stop Loss. At 3:30 p.m. (EDT) today, Air Force officials will give a background briefing concerning their plans to implement Stop Loss within the Air Force. Stop Loss refers to the authority to suspend any provision of the law relating to promotion, retirement or separation applicable to any member of the...




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