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Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, August 18, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is on leave.

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

Nearly 2,900 servicemen and women are now helping to fight wildfires in the West. See the DoD news briefing transcript for a summary.

Arctic SAREX 00, a combined arctic search and rescue exercise in Russia, continues through Aug. 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.

Secretary Cohen will speak at the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign War and Ladies Auxiliary on Aug. 21 in Milwaukee, Wis. See the press advisory for more details.

Deputy Secretary de Leon will speak at the American Federation of Government Employees National Convention on Aug. 21 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. See the press advisory for more details.

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.

Millennium Challenge 2000, the armed forces' first joint field experiment, continues through Sept. 13 at various locations in the U.S. See the news release for details.

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

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08/18/2000
NAVY TO COMMISSION NEW DESTROYER The Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer, Oscar Austin (DDG 79), will join the U.S. Atlantic Fleet during an 8:00 p.m. EDT commissioning ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000 at Pier 11, Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

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08/18/2000
Cohen to Make Statement about Russian Submarine Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will make a brief statement about the Russian submarine Kursk today (Friday, Aug. 18, 2000) at 2:30 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room 2E781.





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