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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, June 14, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will host an honor cordon today at 10:30 a.m. to welcome Prime Minister Chok Tong Goh of Singapore to the Pentagon. A joint media availability will follow at 11:30 a.m. See press advisory for details.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

Today is the 226th Birthday of the United States Army. See the Army birthday web page for details. [link no longer available]

The Army will celebrate its birthday in the Pentagon's center courtyard today at 9:30 a.m. with a cake cutting, military bands and speeches recognizing its most valuable asset: the American soldier. Many other birthday events are scheduled at Army installations around the world. See the Army birthday events calendar for details. [link no longer current]

As part of its birthday observance today, the Army will debut an updated web site at www.army.mil . See the Army news release. [link no longer available]

Today is also the 224th birthday of the Flag of the United States of America. See the White House news release for details.

The International Human-Powered Submarine Races, a biennial engineering design competition at the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division in Bethesda, Md., continues through June 15. See the race web site for details.

BaltOps 2001, a multinational maritime exercise, continues through June 18 in the Baltic Sea. See the European Command web page for details. [link no longer available]

Western Pacific Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2001, a 15-nation maritime exercise hosted by Singapore, continues through June 22 in the Western Pacific. See the Seventh Fleet news release for details.

Joint Patriot '01, a combined inter-service reserve forces exercise, continues through June 30 at several military sites across the United States. See the news release for details.

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06/14/2001
General Officer Announcement Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Edward L. Correa, Jr. for appointment to the grade of major general. Correa is currently serving as the adjutant general, Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

06/14/2001
DoD to Update QDR Status Today at 1:30 p.m. A senior Defense official will provide a background briefing on the status of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) today, Thursday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781.

This special briefing will be in lieu of the regular DoD news briefing.





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