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Today in the Department of Defense, July 3, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will brief the press today at 11:45 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).

Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Latvia's Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis to the Pentagon at 1 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work has no public or media events on their schedules.

Speeches

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News/Casualty Releases

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on F-35 Fleet Grounding

Readout of Deputy Secretary Bob Work's Visit to the United Kingdom

Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Meeting with Latvia’s Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of July 1, 2014

Press Advisories

Transcripts

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