United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

spacer

Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Bookmark and Share



Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meet with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston at the U.S. Department of State for annual consultations at the Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN). Secretary Kerry, Secretary Chuck Hagel, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston participate in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 8:30 a.m. EST, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

Secretaries Kerry and Hagel will join Ministers Bishop and Johnston for the signing of a Statement of Principles and joint press conference at 2:30 p.m. EST, in the Department of State's Benjamin Franklin Room, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Energy) Kevin Geiss, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy and Sustainability) Richard Kidd IV and Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Deputy Director Bryon Paez will participate in the "Power Through Energy: Joint Services Energy Panel" at 1 p.m. EST, in the Auditorium (room 134), Founder's Hall, George Mason University-Arlington Campus, Arlington, Va.

Military Community and Family Policy Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Rosemary Williams testifies at a House Armed Service Committee-Military Personnel Subcommittee hearing on "Military Resale in a Reduced Budget Environment" at 2 p.m. EST, in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Federal Voting Assistance Program Director Matt Boehmer testifies at a Committee on House Administration hearing on "Military and Overseas Voting in 2012" at 11:30 a.m. EST, 1310 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C.
 



There are no Speeches available for 11/20/2013. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


11/20/2013
Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Disabilities Treaty

On behalf of America's service members, DoD civilians, and military family members with disabilities, I urge the United States Senate to approve the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the legacies of the past twelve years of war is that thousands of young...



There are no Press Advisories available for 11/20/2013. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more




There are no News Photos available for 11/20/2013. Please see the News Photos overview page for more

Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.


Featured Photos More »

  • Arati Prabhakar, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, briefs Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the Atlas robot and other robotics at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. The program showcased DARPA technologies and how they contribute to U.S. national security. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby briefs the press at the Pentagon, April 22, 2014. Kirby answered questions regarding the upcoming joint exercises between the United States and Poland as well as also addressing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's upcoming trip to Mexico and Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor helicopter assists South Korea's search operations near the site of the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo island. The helicopter is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attached to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cameron H. Depue scans the ocean from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft after departing from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 21, 2014, to assist South Korea's search operations for the Sewol, the ferry that sank off Jindo island. Depue is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASEPENTAGON BRIEFINGSITE SEARCHOCEAN SCANTRACKINGWALL JUMPROOF REPAIRTEETH TEAMCRAWL CRINGE

The Pentagon Channel

  • Video Thumbnail: Hagel to Travel to Mexico, Guatemala

    Hagel to Travel to Mexico, Guatemala

    ℠2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is preparing for...

  • Video Thumbnail: Obama to Meet with Asian, Pacific Region Allies

    Obama to Meet with Asian, Pacific Region Allies

    ℠2013 - The Commander in Chief begins a four country...

  • Video Thumbnail: Hagel: U.S. to Maintain Enhanced Presence in Poland

    Hagel: U.S. to Maintain Enhanced Presence in Poland

    ℠2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S....

  • Video Thumbnail: Troop Talk

    Troop Talk

    The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Sgt. Maj....

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.