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Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is on leave.

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

Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera visits U.S. forces today in Kosovo. His schedule includes a media availability at Camp Bondsteel. For details e-mail pao@bondsteel2.areur.army.mil or call +49-621-730-781-5078.

Arctic SAREX 00, a combined arctic search and rescue exercise in Russia, begins today and continues through August 19. Members of the U.S. Alaskan Command, Alaska Air National Guard, Alaska Army National Guard, Canadian air forces and Russian air forces are participating. See the news release for details.

More than 2,000 servicemen and women are helping to fight wildfires in the West. See the DoD news briefing transcript for a summary.

The DoD Family Readiness Conference will take place in Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 22-24. For details see the news release and the conference web page.

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

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

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08/15/2000
JOINT FORCES COMMAND TO HOST MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE 2000 The U.S. Joint Forces Command will conduct the U.S armed forces' first joint field experiment Aug. 14 through Sept. 13. It is called Millennium Challenge 2000 (MC 2000) and involves elements of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as other government agencies.

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08/15/2000
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits North Carolina Today Army Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today for a visit to North Carolina. At Pope Air Force Base, he will speak at a 6 p.m. EST dedication ceremony during which a C-17 aircraft will be named, "The Spirit of...




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