United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense


Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, December 05, 2008 Bookmark and Share

             Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.

             Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, deputy chief of staff for operations for the International Security Assistance Force, and the deputy commander for operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10:00 a.m. EST, Dec. 5, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an operational update.
            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.

There are no Speeches available for 12/5/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

New Accessions Pilot Program Authorized             The Defense Department announced today that it has authorized the military services to implement a pilot program; temporarily permitting enlistment into military service certain legal aliens (who have lived in the United States...

Missile Defense Test-UPDATE             The Missile Defense Agency will conduct a briefing at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, on the successful ground-based missile defense test. The briefing will be held in the Pentagon Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973.  ...

View older Today in DoD

Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.

DoD Video News

  • Video Thumbnail: SECDEF Discusses the Force of the Future

    SECDEF Discusses the Force of the Future

    ℠2015 - Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to students at his high school Alma...

  • Video Thumbnail: SECDEF Speaks On Future Of The Force

    SECDEF Speaks On Future Of The Force

    ℠2015 - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke at his former high school about...

  • Video Thumbnail: A-10 Fighters Supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve

    A-10 Fighters Supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve

    ℠2015 - A-10 Fighter Aircraft are currently supporting Operation Atlantic...

  • Video Thumbnail: Arctic Survival School

    Arctic Survival School

    ℠2015 - DoD News anchors highlight a video from Air Force TV that shows Arctic...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.

Additional Links

Stay Connected