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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen will conduct a media roundtable at 2 p.m. EST, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. 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 into the building.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates receives the Citizen of the Year Award and delivers remarks at 9 p.m. EST at the Boy Scouts of America 39th Annual Citizen of the Year Award Reception and Dinner at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.  Media interested in attending should call Alan Lambert at (301) 214-9103.
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
 
Secretary of the Army Preston "Pete" Geren and Chief of Staff USA Gen. George Casey testify at hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the state of the United States Army at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Support for Public Diplomacy Michael Doran and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Joint Communication) Captain Hal Pittman USN testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on strategic communications and countering ideological support for terrorism at 10 a.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Army Col. Jeffrey Bannister, commander of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 10:30 a.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.  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 into their building.


11/15/2007
Boy Scouts of America "Citizen of the Year" Award (Washington, DC)
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Washington, DC


11/15/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties             The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  They died Nov. 12 in Bermel, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when the vehicle they were in was struck by an...


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