Military Activities: Display of Equipment at the Former Philadelphia Naval Base in July 2000

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Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) displayed military items for Members of Congress at the former Philadelphia Naval Base prior to the Republican National Convention in July 2000. To minimize the chance that the display would be associated with partisan events, DOD limited it to three days and imposed certain restrictions. According to several servicemembers and a DOD official present at the display, the display was used solely to educate Members of Congress on military capabilities and readiness and did not violate any DOD restrictions. According to participating units, ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. October 18, 2000.

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Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Defense (DOD) displayed military items for Members of Congress at the former Philadelphia Naval Base prior to the Republican National Convention in July 2000. To minimize the chance that the display would be associated with partisan events, DOD limited it to three days and imposed certain restrictions. According to several servicemembers and a DOD official present at the display, the display was used solely to educate Members of Congress on military capabilities and readiness and did not violate any DOD restrictions. According to participating units, the incremental cost of the display was about $609,203, including $368,218 for the Army, $102,420 for the Air Force, $82,451 for the Navy, $25,188 for the Marine Corps, $23,726 for the National Guard, and $7,200 for the Coast Guard."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Military Activities: Display of Equipment at the Former Philadelphia Naval Base in July 2000, text, October 18, 2000; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301073/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.