Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates remarks to the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs at 9 p.m. EDT in the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Va. Media interested in attending can call (202) 667-3900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Navy Admiral Henry G. “Harry” Ulrich III
, commanding general of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and Army General William E. “Kip” Ward
, commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, will conduct a news briefing at 10 a.m. EDT, Oct.15, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to announce the Africa Partnership Station initiative.. 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.