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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.

The U.S. Army is participating in the month-long Department of Defense observance of Warrior Care Month and, in conjunction with Veterans Day, will discuss Army efforts to provide medical care, counseling and other services to soldiers and their Families during an 11 a.m. Nov. 7 press conference in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973.  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  the U.S. Army Public Affairs at(703) 697-2564 for escort into the building. Planned attendees at Friday's press event include: secretary of the Army Pete Geren; Brig. Gen. Gary H. Cheek, director of the Warrior Care and Transition Office; Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness in the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7; Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, commanding general, Western Regional Medical Command; and Combat Medic Army Sgt. Maj. Ly Lac. They will discuss some of the key programs and initiatives in warrior care and take reporter's questions.  

There are no Speeches available for 11/7/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DoD Announces Expansion of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Disability Evaluation System Pilot The Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today the expansion of the Disability Evaluation System (DES) pilot to 19 installations across the country, representing all military departments.   “The decision to expand the pilot was based upon a favorable...

Multinational Force-West Deputy Commander to Brief Live From Iraq Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Martin Post, deputy commanding general, Multinational Force-West, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EST, Nov. 10, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update of ongoing operations in western Iraq.  ...

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