Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates delivers the opening address at the NATO Strategic Concept Seminar at 8 a.m. EST at National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending should contact NDU Public Affairs at 202-685-3140.
Secretary Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Brazil's Minister of Defense Nelson Jobim to the Pentagon 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 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.
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army General George W. Casey Jr. testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SD-G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is speaking at the Veterans for American Power Conference at 10 a.m. EST in the Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. Media can contact Dave Solimini, Truman Project media director, at 757-876-0295, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Chief of Staff U. S. Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on at 10 a.m. EST on Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Air Force in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
A National Capital Region flyover of the Iwo Jima Memorial (Arlington) begins at 10:20 a.m. EST with two FA-18D’s.