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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England hosts an honor cordon to welcome Denmark's Minister of Defense Soren Gade to the Pentagon today at 11:15 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  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 to the cordon.

Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter, Chief of Navy Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant, U.S.Marine Corps Gen. James Conway testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on Navy posture at 10:30 a.m. EDY in room H-140, The Capitol.

Commander U.S. European Command Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, Commander U.S. Southern Command Adm. James Stavridis and Commander U.S. Africa Command Gen. William E. Ward testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the U.S. European Command, Southern Command, and Africa Command at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Commander U.S. European Command Gen. Bantz J. Craddock  and Commander U.S. Africa Command Gen. William E. Ward testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on 9:30 on the United States European Command and the United States African Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2009 and the future years defense program at 9:30 EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army General Richard A. Cody, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Magnus Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Patrick M. Walsh and Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force General Duncan J. McNabb testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on  the current readiness of the Armed Forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2009 and the future years defense program at 2 p.m. EDT in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building. 

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment Wayne Arny and Deputy Director, Systems and Software Engineering Developmental Test & Evaluation Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition and Technology Chris DiPetto testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Department of Defense energy posture at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Principle Deputy Director, Defense Research and Engineering Allan Shaffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Thomas H. Killion, Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral William Landay III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Terry Jaggers and Director Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Anthony J. Tether testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request - Department of Defense Science and Technology: responding to the 21st Century irregular warfare threat environment at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Global Security Affairs Joseph Benkert testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and the Proliferation Security Initiative at the Department of Defense, and nuclear nonproliferation programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, in
review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2009 and the future years defense program at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.

Army Col. John Charlton, commander of the 1st Brigade, 3rd 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 in Iraq.  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 building.

 

 

 

 

 

 



03/13/2008
National Capital Area Council “Eagle Career Day Dinner” (Tysons Corner, VA)
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Tysons Corner, VA


03/13/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualties             The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Mar. 10 in Balad Ruz, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their vehicle encountered an improvised...


03/13/2008
DoD to Discuss 2007 Sexual Assault in the Military Report and 2006 Gender Relations Survey Results             Kaye Whitley, director, Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and Rachel Lipari, senior scientist, Defense Manpower Data Center, will hold a press briefing in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579,...




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