United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

spacer

Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Bookmark and Share



Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld delivers remarks at noon CDT in the Polifka Auditorium, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL.  Media may attend and observe.

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

Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace will host an honor cordon to welcome South Korean Chief of Defense Gen. Sang-hee Lee to the Pentagon today at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance.  Pace and Sang-hee will conduct the annual Republic of Korea-U.S. Military Committee meeting which addresses the ROK defense capability and bilateral military issues.  Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 10 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.

Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr. delivers remarks to the Defense Business Agility Forum at 11 a.m. EDT in the Atrium Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, with an update on U.S. reconstruction 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.



10/18/2006
Town Hall Meeting at Air Force War College
As Delivered by Donald H. Rumsfeld, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama


10/18/2006
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Mobilized as of October 18, 2006      This week, the Army and Marine Corps announced an increase in the number of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization, while the Air Force and Navy had a decrease. The Coast Guard number remained the same. The net collective result is 451 more...


10/18/2006
Chairman Hosts Honor Cordon for South Korean Chief of Defense

            Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace will host an honor cordon to welcome South Korean Chief of Defense Gen. Sang-hee Lee to the Pentagon today at 10:30 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the...





Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.


Featured Photos More »

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak hold a press conference at the Pentagon, April 17, 2014, after meeting to discuss issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps photo Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is given a MH-65D Dolphin helicopter weapons capabilities briefing during a visit to the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. Battaglia met with coast guardsmen, and gained an understanding for the squadron’s mission. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to applicants about military commitment and service to their country before administering the ceremonial oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, right, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explores the instrument panel of the Midnight Express, a tactical training boat within the Coast Guard's Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, in Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, cheer on participants in the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, on the South Lawn of the White House, Washington, D.C., April 17, 2014.  White House photo by Chuck Kennedy
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow PRESS BRIEFINGCAPABILITIES BRIEFINGENLISTMENT TALKMIDNIGHT EXPRESSEXTRACTING TROOPSSOLDIER RIDENAVY UNDERWATER VEHICLESEARCH REPLENISHMENTWEAPONS LESSON

The Pentagon Channel

  • Video Thumbnail: Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    Russian Actions Strengthen NATO Resolve

    ℠2014 - After meeting with his Polish counterpart at...

  • Video Thumbnail: New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    New Korea Agreement Offsets U.S. Costs

    ℠2014 - A new agreement between the U.S. and the...

  • Video Thumbnail: U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    ℠2014 - USS Bonhomme Richard is joining the response...

  • Video Thumbnail: Report Warns of Force Cuts from Sequestration

    Report Warns of Force Cuts from Sequestration

    ℠2014 - A new DoD report outlines potential cuts as a...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.