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Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, August 23, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is on vacation. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

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

There will be no regular scheduled briefing until Tuesday, September 5, 2000.

Nearly 2,900 servicemembers are now 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., today through Aug. 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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08/23/2000
U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES PARTICIPATE IN MULTINATIONAL PEACEKEEPING EXERCISE The Department of Defense announced today that U.S. special operations forces assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Special Operations Command South, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, will participate in "Cabanas 2000" a joint multinational peacekeeping exercise in Cordoba,...


08/23/2000
DepSecDef de Leon hosts Honor Cordon for Prime Minister of Albania Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon will host an honor cordon to welcome Prime Minister Ilir Meta, of Albania, to the Pentagon at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000.

The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.

There will not be a media...




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