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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will receive the 2007 George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service Friday, 26 Oct., at Reed Arena on the Texas A&M Campus, College Station, Texas.  President Bush will present the award.  Following presentation of the award, which starts at 5 p.m. local(Central) time, Secretary Gates will make remarks.  Media interested in attending contact Nancy Newman nnewman@gbplc.tamu.edu

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

Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander of Multinational Division-North and the 25th Infantry Division,will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, Oct. 26, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.  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.


10/26/2007
George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service (College Station, TX)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, College Station, TX


10/26/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Pfc. Adam J. Chitjian, 39, of Philadelphia, Pa., died Oct 25 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained when he came in contact with enemy forces using small arms during combat...


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