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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Peru’s Minister of Defense Rafael Rey 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. 

U.S. Special Coordinator for Relief and Reconstruction Ambassador Lewis Lucke and Commander, Joint Task Force Haiti Lt. Gen. Ken Keen will brief live from Haiti at 11:30 a.m. EST, February 17, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.  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.



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02/17/2010
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Lance Cpl. Noah M. Pier, 25, of Charlotte, N.C., died Feb. 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.   He was assigned to...


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