Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will attend the opening of the Center for the Intrepid and Fisher Houses at Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Richard Zilmer, commanding general, Multinational Force-West and I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EST, Jan. 29, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of ongoing operations in western Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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.