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Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, September 8, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen travels to Miami, Fl., this afternoon to speak at the Southern Command change of command ceremony.

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

Secretary Cohen's forthcoming trip to Asia will be discussed in a background briefing at the Pentagon today at 1 p.m. See the advisory for details.

DARPA Tech 2000, a systems and technology symposium conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, ends today in Dallas, Texas. See the symposium web page for details.

Armed Forces Voters Week -- "Your Voice, Your Choice" -- is being observed through tomorrow. For more information see the Federal Voting Assistance Program news release [link no longer available] and web page.

U.S military personnel and aircraft are participating in the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2000 international trade show and air show at Air Force Base Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa, through tomorrow. See the news release for details.

The next scheduled DoD news briefing will be on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E781. The briefer will be Kenneth H Bacon, assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

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.

Two naval vessels from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are scheduled to visit Everett, Wash., from Sept. 14 to 18. See the news release and the Pacific Fleet news release for details.

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

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

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09/08/2000
U.S. Southern Command Change of Command Ceremony
Remarks by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Miami, Florida


09/08/2000
PROPOSED FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO EGYPT ANNOUNCED The government of Egypt has requested a possible sale for co-production of 13 M88A2 heavy recovery vehicle kits, 13 M2 machine guns, spare and repair parts, contractor technical support, support and test equipment, publications, program management, personnel training and training equipment, U.S....


09/08/2000
Secretary Cohen at SOUTHCOM Change of Command Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will speak at the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) change of command ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday Sept. 8, 2000, at the U.S. Southern Command headquarters parade field. Marine Gen. Peter Pace will assume command from Marine Gen. Charles Wilhelm as commander in...



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