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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead addresses University of Chicago conference “The Future of Terrorism and U.S. Grand Strategy” at 9:45 a.m. EDT at the Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz provides remarks and takes audience questions at a National Press Club Luncheon at noon EDT at the National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.  Media interested in attending should contact Lt. Col. Sam Highley, Strategic Communication Advisor, at 703-695-8723 or samuel.highley@pentagon.af.mil.

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford L. Stanley will address the media at 3:30 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an end of fiscal year update on recruiting and retention in the military services.  Representatives from the services will be available to respond to questions.  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 10/12/2010. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


10/12/2010
DOD Identifies Army Casualties

                 The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Oct. 10 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit...



10/12/2010
Regional Command East Commanding General and Task Force Lafayette Commander to Brief Live From Afghanistan

              Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general for Regional Command East, and French Army Brig. Gen. Pierre Chavancy, commanding general for Task Force Lafayette, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30...





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