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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates attends the Hall of Heroes induction of Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta at 10 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Auditorium (Room BH650).  Media interested in covering this event may contact Army public affairs at 703-697-3447.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen hosts an honor cordon ceremony to welcome Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, chief of the general staff, Israel Defense Forces, to the Pentagon at 1:30 pm EST.  The cordon will be held at the Pentagon’s River Entrance Parade Field.  Please call 703-697-4272 for escort to the cordon.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen addresses the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard University at 7 p.m. EST at 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, Mass.  Journalists interested in covering the forum may contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at 617-495-1115.



11/17/2010
Remarks on Cooperation with Industry at Aerospace Industries Association
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, Phoenix, Arizona


11/17/2010
Air Force Announces Criteria for Basing of MQ-1/9 Ground Control Stations

              The Air Force released today its criteria for basing of the MQ-1/9 ground control stations for an Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) unit.  The basing criteria include mission requirements, communications...



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