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Today in the Department of Defense, October 26, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is traveling. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn provides keynote remarks at 9:15 a.m. EDT at the Unmanned Systems Defense show at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, Virginia. Other senior officials speaking include Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (9:45 a.m. EDT); Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy Marine Corps commandant for aviation (1:15 p.m. EDT); and Lt. Gen. James Holmes, deputy Air Force chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements (3:45 p.m. EDT).

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media via DVIDS at 11 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on operations. Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only, or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and 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. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov.


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Press Advisories

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