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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Denmark’s Minister of Defense Soren Gade to the Pentagon today at 1:30 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 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 to the cordon.

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

Army Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commander of Multinational Division-North and the 1st Armored Division,will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, Oct. 6, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in 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.


There are no Speeches available for 10/6/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


10/06/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Sgt. William P. Rudd, 27, of Madisonville, Ky., died Oct. 5 of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire while on a combat patrol in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to the...


10/06/2008
DoD To Recognize AbilityOne Program             Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will host a ceremony to honor participants in the AbilityOne Program in the Pentagon Conference Center room B6 at 1p.m. EDT on Oct. 8, 2008.   ...




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