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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Chairman of the of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael G. Mullen and Commander, United States Africa Command General William E. Ward will participate in the U.S. Africa Command activation ceremony on Oct. 1, 2:15 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Conference Center Room B6. U.S. Africa Command will serve as the sixth unified geographic command within the Department of Defense.  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) 697-1253 for escort into the building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Army Gen. David D. McKiernan, commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, will brief live from the Pentagon at 9 a.m. EDT, October 1, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, with an update on stability and security operations in Afghanistan. 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.


10/01/2008
Bosnia-Herzegovina Decoration Ceremony (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Army House, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina


10/01/2008
Navy Christens Littoral Combat Ship Independence             The Navy will christen littoral combat ship (LCS) Independence at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 4, during a ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard, Mobile, Ala.   ...


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