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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

Travelling overseas.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled meetings.

MEDIA EVENTS

9 a.m. Rear Adm. Andrew A. Granuzzo, director, Environmental Protection, Safety and Occupational Health Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and retired Navy Rear Adm. Ferg Norton, former commander, Fleet Air Caribbean (CFAC), are scheduled to address the Special Panel on Military Operations on Vieques in Room 400, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va. The meeting will be open to the media, although space is limited. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Catherine Abbott, Directorate for Defense Information, at (703) 697-5134 or, for Spanish-language media, Lt. Col. Gustavo Velez at (703) 697-2121.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR JULY 29, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Defense Department Sends Soldiers to Ukraine for Peace Shield '99
3 BT Defense Department Sends Competitors to Military World Games
4 PA Vieques Panel Meeting
5 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Thursday, July 29, 1999 by Rear Admiral Craig Quigley
CONGRESSIONAL
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
House The House is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. and will consider any unfinished business from the previous day.
Committees
10 a.m.
2141 Rayburn
House Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on The Constitution will conduct an open hearing to markup HR 2436, a bill to amend title 18 and the Uniform Code of Military Justice to protect unborn children from assault and murder. This markup was scheduled for July 22, 1999. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
10 a.m.
419 Dirksen
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on International Operations will conduct an open hearing on U.S. policy toward victims of torture. Witnesses include: Panel 1 - Bennett Freeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Ann VanDusen, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination, U.S. Agency for International Development. Panel 2 - Douglas A. Johnson, Executive Director, Center for Victims of Torture, Minneapolis, Minn; Inge Genefke, Secretary General, International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Torture, Copenhagen, Denmark.

DUTY OFFICER FOR JULY 30 - AUG. 1, 1999 - Ms Irwin

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

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



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