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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Jan D. “Denny” Eakle, director, Tenth Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation and Sheila Earle, principal director, deputy undersecretary of defense will hold a media round table in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579 at 2:30 p.m.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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 Pentagon.  For more information see press advisory.
Assistant Secretary of Defense Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities Michael G. Vickers, Deputy Chief of Staff Air, Space and Information Operations, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, Plans and Requirements Headquarters U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Darnell, and Director, Strategic Systems Programs Naval Sea Systems Command U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Stephen E. Johnson will testify to the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces at 10 a.m. in 232A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Department of the Air Force Sue C. Payton and Commander U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Norton A. Schwartz will testify to the Subcommittee on Seapower at 2 p.m. in 222 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment L. Wayne Arny III, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment Keith E. Eastin, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment BJ Penn and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics William C. Anderson will testify to the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support at 2:30 p.m. in 232A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Director Defense Threat Reduction Agency; and Director, U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass James A. Tegnelia, and Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense Maj. Gen. Stephen V. Reeves will testify to the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities at 2:30 p.m. in 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

MCA Annual Dinner
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Crystal City, VA

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Mobilized as of March 12, 2008         This week, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps announced a decrease, while the Air Force announced an increase.   The Coast Guard number remained the same.   The net collective result is 213 fewer reservists mobilized than last week.


Brigade Commander to Brief Live From Iraq             Army Col. John Charlton, commander of the 1st Brigade, 3 rd Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 11 a.m. EDT, March 13, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations...

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