Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Appropriations at 2:30 p.m. EST in room 206 Senate Dirksen Building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
The U.S. Army will induct Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bruce P. Crandall into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in a Feb. 27 ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Pentagon. The Pentagon ceremony will add Crandall's name to the distinguished roster in the Hall of Heroes, the Defense Department's permanent display of record for all recipients of the Medal of Honor. Interested media should contact Army public affairs at 703-692-5743 no later than Monday 2 p.m. to attend. Space is limited. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Metro Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.