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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will host a United States Armed Force full honors arrival ceremony for General Yuriy Baluyevskiy, Chief of the General Staff, First Deputy Minister of Defense for the Russian Federation, at 9:30 a.m. EST on the Pentagon River Parade Field. Media interested in photographing or filming this event who do not have a Pentagon pass should arrive at the North Parking Entrance no later than 8:45 and have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Call (703) 697-5131 for more information.

The Department of Defense will hold its annual Disability Awards Ceremony Dec. 4, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel, Bethesda, Md., from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. EST.  Sixteen defense employees with disabilities will be recognized for their outstanding performance, and three DoD components will be acknowledged for their outstanding affirmative-action programs for people with disabilities.  A forum highlighting DoD initiatives on behalf of veterans with disabilities will follow the ceremony.  Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S. C. Chu will host the event.  The keynote speaker will be Maj. Daniel M. Gade, associate director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House.  Media interested in covering the event should contact Eileen Lainez at (703) 614-3300.

There are no Speeches available for 12/4/2007. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DoD Announces New Manufacturing Technology Program             Today the Department of Defense announced its new Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program for 2008 at the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Las Vegas. John J. Kubricky, deputy under secretary of defense for advanced...

Commander to Brief Live From Afghanistan on Security and Development             U.S. Army Col. Jonathan Ives, commander, Task Force Cincinnatus, Combined Joint Task Force-82, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9 a.m. EST, Dec 5, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an operations update. ...

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