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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.

Commander, U.S. Southern Command Adm. James G. Stavridis, Commander, U.S. Northern Command/Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., Commander, U.S. Africa Command Gen. William E. Ward and Commander, U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Duncan J. McNabb testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. EDT on U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Transportation Command in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.  

 

Commander U.S. Strategic Command Gen. Kevin P. Chilton testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the status of U.S. strategic programs at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Craig W. Duehring, and Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Lt. Gen. Richard Newton testify before the House Appropriations Committee-Defense on military personnel-Air Force at 10 a.m. EDT in room H-140 Capitol

 

Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson III and Program Manager, Future Combat Systems Maj. Gen. John R. Bartley testify before the House Armed Services Committee on the status of the future combat systems program at 3 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Dr. Kaye Whitley, director sexual assault prevention and response office (SAPRO), will conduct a news media briefing today at 3 p.m. EDT in the DoD briefing room, 2E973 to discuss the fiscal 2008 Report on Sexual Assault in the Military.  Representatives from service SAPRO programs will be available to discuss service related issues.  The full report will be made available for Internet viewing at http//www.sapr.mil . Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at Noon EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.

 



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