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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to the Pentagon today at 4:30 p.m. EST.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Parking Entrance. 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 to the cordon.

Secretary Gates participates in the promotion ceremony for Lieutenant General Ann E. Dunwoody at 10:00 a.m. in the Pentagon Auditorium, room BH650 at 10 a.m. EST. Media interested in attending should contact Army Public Affairs (703) 692-2000. 

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

General Dunwoody will conduct a media availability at 11 45 a.m. in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973. To cover the event, contact Lt. Col. George Wright, Army Public Affairs, at 703-697-5343, or Maj. Nate Banks, at 703-697-7550.

Promotion Ceremony for Lieutenant General Ann Dunwoody (Washington, D.C.)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Pentagon Auditorium (Washington, D.C.)

DoD Identifies Army Casualties               The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Nov. 12 in Mosul, Iraq, when an Iraqi Army soldier wearing a uniform approached them and...

Brigade Commander to Brief Live from Iraq             Army Col. John Hort, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, Nov. 17, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations...

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