United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

spacer

Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, July 06, 2000 Bookmark and Share



Today in the Department of Defense - Thursday, July 6, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton will participate in the change of command ceremony today for the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla. See the advisory for details.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

The regular Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E781. The briefer will be Navy Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

A background briefing on Secretary Cohen's forthcoming trip to China and Australia will follow the regular briefing at 2 p.m. See the advisory for details.

Cornerstone 00-1, a combined engineering exercise with Moldova, continues through late August. See the news release for details.

The leadership seminar conducted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Gaborone, Botswana, continues through July 14. See the news release for details.

The Department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

What's New in DefenseLINK

Contacts

We welcome your additions, corrections, feedback and questions.

News media representatives may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or by sending e-mail to media@defenselink.mil .

All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.

A public affairs duty officer is available 24 hours a day through +1 (703) 697-5131. In case of a family emergency, please call your local American Red Cross.



07/06/2000
Central Command Change of Command Ceremony
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Waterside Marriott Hotel, Tampa Bay, Florida


07/06/2000
GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Peter Pace for appointment to the grade of general with assignment as commander-in-chief, U.S. Southern Command.

Pace is currently serving as the commander, U.S. Marine Corps...



07/06/2000
Press Advisory for NMD Test Scheduled for July 7 The next intercept test of the National Missile Defense Program is scheduled to take place between the hours of 10 p.m., EDT Friday, July 7 and 2 a.m. EDT, Saturday, July 8.

Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish, director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, is scheduled to brief reporters...





There are no News Photos available for 7/6/2000. Please see the News Photos overview page for more

View older Today in DoD

Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.

Featured Photos & Videos More »

Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow TEL AVIV ARRIVALAFGHANISTAN MEETINGANDREWS DEPARTURESHANGRI-LA ADDRESSNATO SESSIONPHOTO PRESENTATIONNATO DEFENSE CHIEFS PASS REVIEW CEREMONYSAILOR ADDRESSCARTER AAASWINTER CLASSICCLASSIC CHORUSHONOR CORDONMVP TROPHYBALL DOWNOBAMA VISITSEA RESCUEANDREWS DEPARTUREHAWKEYE LAUNCHVERTICAL LIFTCLEANING THE BREACHFINALS DIVEGRAND MARSHALDEFENSE HEARINGBALL REBOUNDCHIEF CHORESUNSET PARADE

DoD Video News

  • Video Thumbnail: CJCS Addresses Students at Seminar

    CJCS Addresses Students at Seminar

    ℠2015 – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke to a...

  • Video Thumbnail: SECDEF Testifies On Challenges In Middle East

    SECDEF Testifies On Challenges In Middle East

    ℠2015 - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testified before the Senate Armed...

  • Video Thumbnail: GEN Dempsey: Iran Deal Will Not Change Military Options

    GEN Dempsey: Iran Deal Will Not Change Military Options

    ℠2015 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, GEN Martin Dempsey told members...

  • Video Thumbnail: National Guard Increases Cyber Capabilities

    National Guard Increases Cyber Capabilities

    ℠2015 – Chief of the National Guard Bureau, GEN Frank Grass says the National...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.

Additional Links

Stay Connected