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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, deliver remarks at the United States Southern Commandchange of command ceremony between Gen. Bantz J. Craddock and Gen. James T. Hill at11:30 a.m. EST, in Miami, Fl.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz has no public or media events onhis schedule.

Lt. Gen. Thomas F. Metz, commander, Multi National Corps-Iraq, conducts a video and audio briefing from Iraqwith the Pentagon Press Corp at 1 p.m. EST 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 by12:15 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

A ceremonial planting of a Memorial Weeping Cherry Tree will be held at 1 p.m. EST outside the Pentagon's Metro Entrance. The National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs (NCAFGC) is sponsoring the event. NCAFGC President Carol Carter and Raymond F. DuBois, director of administration and management for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will preside at the ceremony. See press advisoryfor details.

There are no Speeches available for 11/9/2004. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DoD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Branden P. Ramey, 22, of Boone, Ill., died Nov. 8 as a result of enemy action in Babil Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Reserves 2 nd ...

There are no Press Advisories available for 11/9/2004. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more

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