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.