Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules.
Deputy Commanding General U.S. Forces-Iraq Maj. Gen. Thomas Spoehr will brief the media at 12:45 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on the redeployment and sustainment support 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.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno deliver remarks beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT at the National Defense University Foundation American Patriot Award Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending may contact Kelly Dieder at 704-619-5508.
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct an exercise –Falcon Virgo 12-02 beginning late Thursday evening, Nov. 3, in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise will conclude early Sunday morning, Nov. 6. Flights in the National Capital Region are scheduled to take place during two different time periods each day: 11:30 p.m. EDT to 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the exercise will take place the following evening, until all training requirements are met. If bad weather continues, officials will then make a decision to postpone or cancel the exercise.