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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.

Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, nominated for assignment as commander, U.S. Pacific Command; and Army Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, nominated for assignment as chief of engineers/commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, attend a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee to consider their nominations at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy Vee Penrod and Principal Director for Military Personnel Policy Maj. Gen. Gary Patton will brief the media at 3:30 p.m. EST, today, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) on results of the department’s Women in Service Review.  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.



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DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

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02/09/2012
Navy to Name Littoral Combat Ship

            Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will announce the naming of the next Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 10 at the Pentagon Center Courtyard.

            The...





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