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Today in the Department of Defense, Monday, July 16, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld testifies this morning 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.

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

The Army will induct three recent recipients of the Medal of Honor into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today 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). Contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 697-3447 or (703) 697-7550 for details.

The Army Space and Missile Defense Command is hosting its annual national media update today 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 tomorrow 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]

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

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07/16/2001
Testimony before the House Appropriations Committee: Fiscal Year 2002 Defense Budget Request
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Hugh Shelton,, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC


07/16/2001
GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Army Maj. Gen. John B. Sylvester for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Stabilization Force, Bosnia. Sylvester is currently serving as the chief of staff, U.S. Army...


07/16/2001
General Shelton to Visit Qatar, Oman and India Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, departs today from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for visits to Qatar, Oman and India to discuss regional security issues with his counterparts and government officials.

In Doha, Qatar, Shelton will meet with Maj. Gen....




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