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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at a portrait unveiling ceremony for former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at 10 a.m. EDT in room B-6, Pentagon Conference Center, Arlington, Va. 

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Austria's Minister for National Defense Norbert Darabos to the Pentagon today at 4:30 p.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon. 

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at the Center for a New American Security at 6:45 p.m. EDT at the Willard InterContinental Grand Ballroom, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on their schedule.



10/29/2012
Portrait Unveiling for Secretary Robert Gates
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Pentagon, Washington, DC


10/29/2012
The Department of Defense continues to be an active partner in the response to Hurricane Sandy by providing FEMA and governors with capable, trained and accessible forces and equipment when requested. Here is tonight's update:

            - As of 5:30  p.m. tonight, there are approximately  6,700 National Guard forces on state active duty or in the process of activating for duty in support of the governors of NY, MA, VA, NJ, DE, CT and MD. These...



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