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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will deliver remarks at the 2009 National Guard Joint Senior Leadership Conference being held at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Potomac Ballroom, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Md., at 8:45 a.m. EST.  The secretary’s speech and question/answer session will be open to news media.  Questions will be taken from conference attendees only.  Press wishing to cover the event will need to arrive NLT 8 a.m. and check-in at Potomac Ballroom A.  Contact LTC Robert L. Ditchey II, (703) 627-7330, or Robert.ditchey@us.army.mil .

 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael G. Mullen will deliver remarks at the 2009 National Guard Joint Senior Leadership Conference being held at The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Potomac Ballroom, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Md., at 9:45 a.m. EST.  The chairman’s speech and question/answer session will be open to news media.  Questions will be taken from conference attendees only.  Press wishing to cover the event will need to arrive NLT 8 a.m. and check-in at Potomac Ballroom A.  Contact LTC Robert L. Ditchey II, (703) 627-7330, or Robert.ditchey@us.army.mil .

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome German Minister of Defense Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to the Pentagon at 11 a.m. EST.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Secretary Gates and Minister Guttenberg will give brief statements to the press at the River Entrance at the conclusion of their meeting.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 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 of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael G. Mullen will conduct a press briefing at 1:30 p.m. EST, today, Nov. 19, 2009, in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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. 

 

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

 

The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nominations of Clifford L. Stanley to be under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and Erin C. Conaton to be under secretary of the Air Force at 9:30 a.m. EST in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

 

Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, speaks at the Air Force Association’s Global Warfare Symposium on "Integrating Space and Cyberspace Across Warfighting Domains" at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, Calif., at 6 p.m. EST (3 p.m. PST).



11/19/2009
National Guard Bureau Senior Leadership Conference
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, National Harbor, Maryland


11/19/2009
DOD Identifies Army Casualty                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

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