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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno; Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert; Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III; and Chief of National Guard Bureau Gen. Frank J. Grass testify before the Committee on Appropriations on the Department of Defense Fiscal Challenges at 10 a.m. EST, in room 2359, Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Update:  Press Secretary George E. Little will brief the media at 1 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (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.

Farewell Message to the Department from Secretary Panetta
As Written by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, The Pentagon

Statement by Press Secretary George Little on the Confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel

            Following the confirmation vote in the Senate, Senator Chuck Hagel received congratulatory phone calls from Secretary Panetta, congressional leaders, and Secretary Shinseki.  In his conversation with Secretary Shinseki,...

Schedule of Events for Senator Chuck Hagel’s Pentagon Arrival

            Senator Chuck Hagel will arrive at the River Entrance of the Pentagon at 7:30 a.m. EST on Feb. 27.  His arrival is open press.  


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