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            Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
 
            Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding general, Multinational Force-West, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, Oct. 23, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update of ongoing operations in western Iraq.
 
            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.


10/23/2008
Military Naturalization Ceremony (Fort Bragg, NC)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Fort Bragg, NC


10/23/2008
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Lance Cpl. Stacy A. Dryden, 22, of North Canton, Ohio, died Oct. 19 from injuries sustained in a non-hostile incident in Anbar province, Iraq. She was assigned to 1st...


10/23/2008
DoD Announces Drug Awareness Award Recipients The Department of Defense announced today recipients of the 18th Annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award. Recipients are:   U.S. Army -- III Corps and Fort Hood Army Substance Abuse Program, Fort Hood, Texas.   U.S. Marine Corps -- Drug...




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