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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense of Albania Fatmir Mediu, Minister of Defense of Croatia Branko Vukelic and Minister of Defense of Macedonia Lazar Elenovski to the Pentagon for the Adriatic Charter Defense Ministerial meetings today at 10:45 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 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 has no public or media events on his schedule.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at  2:30 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  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 into the building.

U.S. Army Colonel Jeffery Johnson, Command Surgeon, Combined Joint Task Force-82 and the 82d Airborne Division, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, Feb 19, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide a briefing on health affairs.  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 into the building.



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02/19/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  They died Feb. 17 in Diyala Province, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their dismounted patrol using small arms fire.  They were assigned to 2nd Battalion...


02/19/2008
Surgeon To Brief Live From Afghanistan On Afghan Health Affairs             U.S. Army Colonel Jeffery Johnson, Command Surgeon, Combined Joint Task Force-82 and the 82d Airborne Division, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, Feb 19, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide a...




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