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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Teo Chee Han to the Pentagon today at 10 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 Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 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. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.    

North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a three-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-06, beginning Tuesday and ending Thursday in the skies over the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.). There will be two flights per night on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the first flight scheduled to take place between midnight until 2 a.m. EDT and the second between 4-6 a.m. EDT. There will be one flight on Thursday, between midnight and 2 a.m. EDT.  See press advisory for details.

 

Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. Eric T. Olson and Commander, U.S. Central Command Gen. David H. Petraeus testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2011 and the future years defense program at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

 

Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Gen. Kevin P. Chilton and Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the status of United States strategic forces at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos and Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Air Force Gen. Carrol H. Chandler testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on fiscal year 2011 national defense authorization budget request for the military services’ operation and maintenance funding at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.



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03/16/2010
DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Sgt. 1st Class Glen J. Whetten, 31, of Mesa, Ariz., died March 12 near Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with...


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