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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.    

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, and the Commandant of Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway will speak at the Naval Energy Forum on Oct. 14th at the Hilton in Tyson's Corner, McLean, Va.  The two-day forum will also feature Naval leadership and interagency discussion panels and interactive breakout room presentations by Navy Task Force Energy working groups.  For agenda information please visit http://www.onr.navy.mil/conferences/naval%2Denergy%2Dforum/ .  Members of the media who would like to attend the forum should contact LTjg Laura Stegherr at 703-850-9071.


Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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. 


A demonstration of STAR-TIDES (Sustainable Technologies, Accelerated Research - Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support) is scheduled for the Pentagon Courtyard on 14-15 Oct.  The event will feature active demonstrations of integrated infrastructures and procedures for gathering and disseminating situational awareness including: stabilization and reconstruction in Afghanistan, disaster relief in the US, building partnership capacity in refugee camp environments and disaster relief in tropical regions.  The demonstration is open to Pentagon employees and media representatives.

There are no Speeches available for 10/14/2009. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 13, 2009 This week the Navy and Coast Guard announced an increase in activated reservists, while the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps announced a decrease.   The net collective result is 1,469 fewer reservists activated than last week.


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