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 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli will conduct a press briefing Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EST to discuss the details of the Army's "Generating Health & Discipline in the Force" report, a follow-up to the Army's "Health Promotion/Risk Reduction/Suicide Prevention" report, published in July 2010.  The Army suicide statistics for calendar year 2011 will also be released. The briefing will be held in the Army Office of the Chief of Public Affairs conference room, 1E462 at the Pentagon.  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 703-693-5084 for escort into the building. 

Commander of Task Force Shafafiyat ("Transparency") Army Brig. Gen. H. R. McMaster, and Spokesman for Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Janan Mosazai, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on current operations.  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. 



There are no Speeches available for 1/19/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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DOD Identifies Army Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            Spc. Keith D. Benson,...



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