United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

spacer

Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Bookmark and Share



Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is honored at 7 p.m. EST at the Nixon Center's Annual Distinguished Services Awards dinner in the Mayflower Hotel, Washington D.C. Media interested in attending should contact Brooke Leonard at 202 887 1000. 
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter and Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley will conduct a briefing on the upcoming final request for proposal for the KC-X tanker recapitalization program at 4 p.m. EST, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973. 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.
 
Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart W. Bowen Jr. testifies at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Hard Lessons Learned in Iraq and Benchmarks for Future Reconstruction Efforts at 9:30 a.m. EST in room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Contracting Officer, U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation Steven M. Ograyensek and Program Executive Officer and Head of Contracting Activity, U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation James T. Blake testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on contracting in a counterinsurgency: an examination of the Blackwater-Paravant contract and the need for oversight at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building.
 
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant U. S. Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Navy at 10 a.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Building.
 
Deputy Chief Information Officer Dave Wennergren speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International's Homeland Security Conference at 10 a.m. EST as part of the cyber security panel at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
 
Director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton testifies at a hearing of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on medication and veteran suicide at 10 a.m. EST in room 334 Cannon House Office Building.
 
Director Air Warfare Division Rear Adm. David L. Philman and Director, Operational Capability Requirements Maj. Gen. David Scott testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee - Defense on Combat Aircraft Requirements at 10:30 a.m. EST in room H140, The Capitol.
 
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Plans Janine Davidson testifies at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Sexual Assault In The Military - Part IV: Are We Making Progress" at 1 p.m. EST in room 2247 Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Dorothy Robyn, Army Senior Energy Executive Senior Official Performing Duties as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment L. Jerry Hansen, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment Roger M. Natsuhara and Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics Debra K. Tune testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on energy management and initiatives on military installations at 2 p.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Noel Koch testifies at a hearing of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Examination of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Delivery at Discharge and Quick Start Programs at 2 p.m. EST in room 334 Cannon House Office Building.


02/24/2010
Nixon Center (Security Assistance)
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, The Nixon Center, Washington, D.C.


02/24/2010
National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of February 23, 2010 This week the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Air Force announced an increase.   The net collective result is 137 fewer reservists activated than last week.

 

At any given time, services may activate...


There are no Press Advisories available for 2/24/2010. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more




Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.


Featured Photos More »

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow DEFENSE DISCUSSIONSCHILEAN DEFENSE MINISTERCANADIAN VISITDEMPSEY VISITEXTRACTING TROOPSNAVY UNDERWATER VEHICLESEARCH REPLENISHMENTWEAPONS LESSON

The Pentagon Channel

  • Video Thumbnail: U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    U.S. Navy Assists in ROK Ferry Response

    ℠2014 - USS Bonhomme Richard is joining the response...

  • Video Thumbnail: Report Warns of Force Cuts from Sequestration

    Report Warns of Force Cuts from Sequestration

    ℠2014 - A new DoD report outlines potential cuts as a...

  • Video Thumbnail: Former Army Sergeant to Receive Medal of Honor

    Former Army Sergeant to Receive Medal of Honor

    ℠2014 - Former Army SGT Kyle White will become the...

  • Video Thumbnail: DoD Leaders Call Russian Jet Actions, "Provocative"

    DoD Leaders Call Russian Jet Actions, "Provocative"

    ℠2014 - A Russian fighter jet buzzed USS Donald Cook...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.