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Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga to the Pentagon at 3 p.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 2:15 p.m. EST for escort to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S.C. Chu testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building.

Secretary of the Air Force Michael A Wynne and Chief of Staff USAF Gen. Michael Moseley testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Claude M. Bolton Jr. and Vice Chief of Staff USA, Gen. Richard A. Cody testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 2:30 p.m. EST in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building.

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