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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Croatian Minister of Defense Davor Božinovic to the Pentagon today at 1:30 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 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.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at 12:30 p.m. EST at the Annual Chiefs of Mission Conference at the Department of State, 8th Floor, Benjamin Franklin Room, Washington, D.C.  Media do not need to RSVP.  Pre-set time for video cameras is 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.  Final access time for journalists and still photographers is 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

There are no Speeches available for 2/2/2011. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 01, 2011

              This week the Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Air Force and Navy announced an increase. The net collective result is 393 more reservists activated than...

DOD Hosts Federal Information Technology Shadow Day

             The Department of Defense Acting Chief Information Office will host more than 200 high school students in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area during the month of February.  Fifty students will be hosted by Army,...

There are no Transcripts available for 2/2/2011. Please see the Transcripts overview page for more

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