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Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is traveling in Asia through Sept. 22. See the background briefing for an overview of his trip.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Long Beach, Calif., today to address the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. See the press advisory for details.

The regular Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted today at 1:30 p.m. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

Secretary of the Army Louis Caldera, Secretary of Education Richard Riley and Advertising Council President and Chief Executive Officer Peggy Conlon will announce a campaign to encourage high school completion, in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E781, immediately following today's DoD news briefing. For more information contact Paul Boyce or Maj. Mike Greer at +1 (703) 697-3447 or 614-7380.

Cabanas 2000, a joint multinational peacekeeping exercise in Cordoba, Argentina, continues through Sept. 21. See the news release for more details.

MEDFLAG 00-2, a joint/combined medical training and civil assistance exercise in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, continues through Sept. 26. See the news release and the European Command web page for details. [Link no longer available.]

Fifteen U.S. military athletes are competing as members of the U.S. Olympic team in the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney, Australia, through Oct. 1. See the news release for details.

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

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09/19/2000
Remarks to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Space 2000 Conference
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon , Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California


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The name Momsen (DDG 92) will honor retired Navy Vice Adm. Charles Bowers "Swede" Momsen, who is best known for his...



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