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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome New Zealand’s Minister of Defense Wayne Mapp to the Pentagon today at 8 a.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 Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Estonia’s Minister of Defense Jaak Aaviksoo to the Pentagon today at 9 a.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.

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James E. Cartwright; Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr.; Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead; Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos; Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz; and Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the report of the Department of Defense Working Group that conducted a comprehensive review of the issues associated with a repeal of section 654 of title 10, United States Code, "Policy Concerning Homosexuality in the Armed Forces" at 9 a.m. EST in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.



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