Today in the Department of Defense, May 26-28, 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.
On Monday, May 28, Rumsfeld and the chairman and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will join President Bush at Arlington National Cemetery for the 2001 National Memorial Day Ceremony. See the press advisory for details.
Also on Monday, Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz will make remarks and lay ceremonial commemorative wreaths at a Memorial Day event in New York City. See the press advisory for details.
The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, 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.
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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