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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeldhosts an honor cordon to welcome Japan's Minister of State for Defense Yoshinori Ohno to the Pentagon at noon. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 11:30 a.m. EST for escort to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz delivers remarks to the Princeton Model Conference at 9 a.m. EST at theHyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Wahington, D.C.

Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Charles Abellwill launch DoD's nationwide program "America Supports You" at 11:30 a.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. The "America Supports You" program will spotlight what Americans are doing in support of U.S. military men and women serving at home and abroad. See press advisoryfor details.

Deputy Commanding General, Central Command, Lt. Gen. Lance L. Smithconducts a briefing at3:30 p.m. in the Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must haveproof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by2:45 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

The 49th Annual Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Awards
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Pentagon Auditorium

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Luis A. Figueroa, 21, of Los Angeles, Calif., died Nov. 18 as result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st...

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