Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, September 5, 2000
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen was in Norfolk, Va., this morning and is now in Washington.
At 11 a.m. today in Norfolk, Secretary Cohen spoke at the U.S. Joint Forces Command change of command ceremony. See the advisory for details.
At 4 p.m. today at the Pentagon, Secretary Cohen will host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Rudolf Scharping, of the Federal Republic of Germany. A joint media availability will follow at 5 p.m. See the advisory for details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.
Because of Secretary Cohen's visit to Norfolk, there will be no regular DoD news briefing today. See the press advisory.
Two naval vessels from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are visiting Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, today through Sept. 8. See the news release and the Pacific Fleet -->news release and web page.
Nearly 4,600 servicemembers are now helping to fight wildfires in the West. See 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.
Cornerstone 00-2, a combined engineering exercise with Moldova, continues through Sept. 16. See the news release for details.
The department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.
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