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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will speak at the U.S. Central Command Change of Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fl., at 11 a.m. EDT.  Media who have any questions should call U.S. Central Command Public Affairs at (813) 827- 5895 or 827-5896.

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

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment Philip Grone testifies at hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee at 10 a.m. EDT in room H-143 Capitol Hill.

Army Col. J.B. Burton, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EDT, March 16, 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.

U.S. Central Command Change of Command Ceremony
As Prepared for Delivery by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Tampa, Florida

DoD Identifies Army Casualty             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.               Sgt. Robert M. Carr, 22, of Warren,...

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