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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 host a ceremony to honor participants in the AbilityOne Program in the Pentagon Conference Center room B6 at 1 p.m. EDT.  See press advisory for details.

The Commander, U.S. Forces Korea, Gen Walter L. Sharp will conduct a press briefing at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Oct. 8, in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, on U.S. Forces Korea issues and programs.  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 into the building.



There are no Speeches available for 10/8/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


10/08/2008
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 7, 2008 This week the Army, Navy and Air Force announced an increase, while the Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced a decrease.  The net collective result is 2,465 more reservists activated than last week.   At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while...


10/08/2008
Brigade Commander to Brief Live From Iraq Army Col. Philip Battaglia, commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, Oct. 9, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.   Journalists without a Pentagon building...




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