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 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta participates in a question and answer session at 2 p.m. EST with shipyard workers, submarine supplier representatives, and Navy personnel at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule. 

Commanding General, U.S. Division-Center and 25th Infantry Division in support of U.S. Forces-Iraq, Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux will brief the media at 9:30 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) via satellite from Iraq to provide an update on the ongoing reposturing of U.S. Forces in Iraq in preparation of the transfer of mission to the Department of State.  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 into the building. 

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael G. Vickers attend a wreath-laying at 10:10 a.m. EST at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy, in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy bestowing the green beret on Army Special Forces, at Arlington National Cemetery. Media interested in attending may contact Lt. Col. April Olsen at 931-220-2229.



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11/17/2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualties

            The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            They died Nov. 16, in Kandahar...



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