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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

8 p.m. (EDT) Will be honored with the Business Executives for National Security Eisenhower Award at the BENS Awards Dinner, Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. The event is open to media coverage. For more information, contact Monica Aloisio at (202) 296-2125.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

12 noon (EDT) Will present remarks saluting YMCA support on military installations at the 12th Annual Armed Forces YMCA Recognition Luncheon at the Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington. The luncheon is open to media coverage. For more information, contact Ralph Blanchard at (703) 866-1260.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MAY 5, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Automatic Tricare Re-Enrollment Program Announced
3 BT U.S. Air Force to Conduct Base-Wide Y2K Test
4 BT Defense Department Initiative Encourages Government To Buy "Green" Products
5 PA Cohen Honored With BENS Eisenhower Award
6 PA Hamre Remarks at YMCA Recognition Luncheon
7 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Wednesday, May 5, 1999 - 2:00 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and may consider the following bills Subject to a Rule:
-- H.R. 833Bankruptcy Reform Act, 1999
-- H.R. ___Emergency Kosovo Supplemental for Fiscal Year 1999
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
The Senate Committee on Armed Services has CANCELLED an OPEN hearing originally set for today with Military Service Chiefs to discuss the Impact of Kosovo Operations on the Readiness of U.S. forces.
10 a.m.
562 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S. Relations with Iran. Witnesses include Martin S. Indyk, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
2:30 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Issues Related to Kosovo. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MAY 6, 1999 - Mr. Byers

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

Prepared by Media Relations Division, (703) 697-5131 or 695-0192



05/06/1999
Business Executives for National Security Eisenhower Award for Leadership Dinner
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , Washington, DC


05/06/1999
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ORDERS ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT TO JOIN OPERATION ALLIED FORCE Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen has ordered the deployment of up to an additional 176 Air Force and Marine aircraft to join other U.S. aircraft participating in NATO's Operation ALLIED FORCE. The additional aircraft include the deployment of a squadron of A-10s (18 aircraft), a squadron of...


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