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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Vietnam's Minister of National Defense Gen. Phung Quang Thanh to the Pentagon today at 12:35 p.m. EST.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

 

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Belgium's Minister of Defense Pieter de Crem to the Pentagon today at 3:45 p.m. EST.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

 

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia, David S. Sedney, testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations at 10 a.m. EST on U.S. policy in Central Asia in room 419 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

 

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EST, today, Dec. 15, 2009, in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking 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.

 



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