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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan to the Pentagon today at 9:45 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance.  Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 9:15 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
 
Secretary Gates also hosts an honor cordon to welcome Afghanistan’s Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak to the Pentagon today at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than noon EDT for escort to the cordon.
 
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen will conduct a media roundtable at 2 p.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. 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.
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Thomas F. Hall and Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Michael L. Dominguez testify at a hearing of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on updating the Montgomery G.I. Bill at 2 p.m. EDT in room 334 Cannon House Office Building.
 
Army Maj. Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and Afghan Minister of Defense Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak will conduct a news briefing at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Oct. 18, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of ongoing security and training 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.
 
A senior Department of Defense official will conduct a background briefing on a DoD decision on the procurement of current Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles today at 5 p.m. EDT.  The briefing will be held in the Pentagon Briefing Room 2E579.  Media 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.


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