Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael G. Mullen will conduct a press briefing at 2 p.m. EST, today, Dec. 10, 2009, in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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.
Commander, International Security Assistance Force and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal testifies at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan at 9:30 a.m. EST in room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.
Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli and Assistant Commandant U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Status of Army and Marine Corps Reset Requirements, Part II at 10 a.m. EST in room HVC 210.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR) exercise scheduled to begin later tonight in the Washington D.C. area will be postponed 24 hours due to weather. The one-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-03, will begin late Thursday evening and continue into the early morning hours Friday in the National Capital Region. Falcon Virgo exercises comprise a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Command Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and CONR’s Eastern Air Defense Sector.