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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England hosts an honor cordon to welcome President Amadou Toumani Touré of the Republic of Mali to the Pentagon today at 2:15 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 North 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 to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright and Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Tina Jonas testify at a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee on fiscal year 2009 defense budget and war cost at 9 a.m. EST in room SD 608 Dirksen Senate Ofice Building.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, will be hold a media roundtable in the DoD Briefing Room at noon EST, Feb. 12, Pentagon, Room 2E579 to discuss the Maritime Strategy, building the future fleet and current issues.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North 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 contact Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs at (703) 692-5305 or (703) 692-5306 for escort into the building

Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements Lieutenant General Daniel J. Darnell, Director for Air and Space Operations Air Combat Command Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Raaberg and Director of Resource Integration Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installation and Mission Support Maj. Gen. Polly A. Peyer testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on  air force nuclear security at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SR-325, The Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building.



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02/12/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Pfc. Jack T. Sweet, 19, of Alexandria Bay, N.Y., died Feb. 8 in Jawwalah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device. He was...


02/12/2008
2007 DoD Reserve Family Readiness Awards Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs) Thomas F. Hall will host the 2007 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Awards presentation at 10 a.m. EST, Feb. 15, at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon (2d floor, A ring, 1 st corridor).   Journalists without a Pentagon...




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