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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Afghanistan’s Minister of National Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak to the Pentagon today at 10 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.

A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery occurs at 10:20 a.m. EST with two AV-8B Harrier’s.



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02/23/2011
Inaugural U.S. - Afghanistan Security Consultations Forum Held at Pentagon

                 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met today with Afghan Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak and Afghan Minister of Interior Besmillah Khan Mohammadi as part of the inaugural session of the U.S....



02/23/2011
ISAF Command Sergeant Major and Afghan Sergeant Major of the Army Brief live from Afghanistan

                U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, senior enlisted leader of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, and sergeant major of the Afghan National Army, Afghan...




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