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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will present the 18th Annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Awards and the 2008 Secretary of Defense Fulcrum Shield Award to recipients during an 11:00 a.m. EDT ceremony at the Pentagon auditorium. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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 to the event.  Media with questions may contact call (703) 681-4350.



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10/24/2008
DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Cpl. Adrian Robles, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb., died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th...


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