Today in the Department of Defense, October 8, 2015
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is traveling. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work provides remarks at the Department of Defense civilian awards ceremony at 10:30 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Auditorium (BH650). Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. This event will be streamed live on defense.gov.
Army Gen. John F. Campbell, commander, Resolute Support Mission and commander, U.S. Force - Afghanistan, provides testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan at 9:30 a.m. EDT, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Director, Suicide Prevention Office Dr. Keita Franklin, Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Surgeon General of the Air Force, Army Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, deputy chief of staff, G-1, Rear Admiral Ann M. Burkhardt, director, 21st Century Sailor Office, and Marine Maj. Gen. Burke Whitman, director, Marine and Family Programs, provide an update on military suicide prevention programs to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel at 2 p.m. EDT, 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.