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Today in the Department of Defense, July 27, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is traveling.  Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.
Army Col. Christopher Garver, spokesman, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media live via Skype at 9:30 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.


Remarks to the XVIII Airborne Corps On the Counter-ISIL Campaign

News/Casualty Releases

Readout of Deputy Secretary Bob Work's meeting with Republic of Korea Vice Minister of National Defense Hwang In-Moo

Press Advisories

There are no Press Advisories available for 7/27/2016. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more.


Remarks by Secretary Carter at a Troop Event in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Colonel Garver via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq


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