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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at Soldier On Annual Awards Dinner at 4 p.m. EDT at the Log Cabin; 500 Easthampton Rd., Holyoke, MA.  Media interested in attending should contact Darby O’Brien; 413-533-7045; darbyo@darbyobrien.com . 

Acting Director, Office of Small Business Programs Linda Oliver testifies at a hearing House Armed Services Committee on Can DOD Improve Innovation and Competition in Acquisition by Better Utilizing Small Business? at 8 a.m. EDT in room 1310 Longworth. 

Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Organization Lt. Gen. Thomas F. Metz and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations James A. Schear testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Defeating the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Other Asymmetric Threats: Reviewing the Performance and Oversight of the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).at 10 a.m. EDT in room HVC 210.    

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 2 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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. 

There are no Speeches available for 10/29/2009. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of seven soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   They died Oct. 26 of wounds suffered when the MH-47 helicopter they were aboard crashed in Darreh-ye Bum, Afghanistan.  


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