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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, August 24, 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. Deputy Secretary de Leon will host Honor Cordon for Prime Minister of Albania. See press advisory for details.

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 taking place in Phoenix, Ariz., concludes today. 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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08/24/2000
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TOPS 4,600 MARK TO BATTLE WILDLAND BLAZES More than 4,600 soldiers, Marines and airmen are now committed to the Department of Defense mission to augment federal and local firefighters and law enforcement officials in several western states.

From the Army, about 500 soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st...



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