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Today in the Department of Defense, July 14 - 16, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz are in Washington this weekend. On Monday, July 16, Rumsfeld testifies on the fiscal year 2002 budget at a hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense. See the Congressional schedule of events for details.

As part of the Defense Department's ongoing robust research and development effort for missile defense, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization will conduct a flight test to include the planned intercept of a long-range ballistic missile target on Saturday, July 14. The flight test launch window is scheduled for 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. EDT. See the news release and news briefing transcript for details.

The Executive Committee of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services will visit military commands and meet with service members in Alaska, Korea, Japan, Okinawa and Hawaii from July 14 through July 29. See the news release for details.

The Army will induct three recent recipients of the Medal of Honor into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes on Monday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. The inductees include past U.S. President and Army Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt (posthumously), Maj. Ed W. Freeman and Cpl. Andrew Jackson Smith (posthumously). For more information contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 697-3447 or (703) 697-7550.

The Army Space and Missile Defense Command will host its annual national media update July 16 through July 18 in Huntsville, Ala. See the event web page for details. [link no longer available]

The next regular Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted Tuesday, July 17, 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.

U.S. soldiers and airmen from Germany and Italy are participating in the training exercise Rapid Guardian II in Kosovo through July 20. See the European Command web page for details. [link no longer available]

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