Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will speak with Airmen at Minot Air Force Base at 1p.m. CST. Media interested in attending should contact the Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at (701)723-6212.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media event on his schedule.
Army Col. Tom James, commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EST, Dec. 1, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. 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.