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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Slovakia’s Minister of Defense Jaroslav Baska 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.

A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery occurs at 9:53 a.m. EDT with one T-6.

 

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on fiscal year 2011 Navy budget review at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

 

Commander, U.S. Central Command Gen. David H. Petraeus, USA; Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command Adm. Eric T. Olson USN and Commander, U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, USAF testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2011 national defense authorization budget requests from the U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Transportation Command at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment Dorothy Robyn; Senior Official performing the duties of Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations and Environment L. Jerry Hansen; Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy Installations and Environment Roger M. Natsuhara and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations Kathleen I. Ferguson testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on BRAC at 10 a.m. EDT in room H143, The Capitol.

 
 U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an operational update. 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.

 

Director of Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy and Strategic Sourcing Shay Assad and Executive Director, Army Contracting Command Jeff Parson testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on contingency contracting at 1:30 p.m. EDT in room H-140, The Capitol. 

 

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford L. Stanley; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, USA; Chief of Naval Personnel, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III; Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III, USAF and Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer testify a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on military personnel legislative priorities at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Commander Marine Corps Systems Command Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan; Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates, USA; Program Executive Officer, Soldier, Commanding General, Soldier Systems Center U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Peter N. Fuller and Director, Force Development U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on force protection equipment programs for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room HVC 210.

 

Commander, U.S. Central Command Gen. David H. Petraeus testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on the Central Command at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room H-143, The Capitol.

 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy Bradley H. Roberts; Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz; Military Deputy Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Lt. Gen. Mark D. Shackelford; Assistant Chief of Staff Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Maj. Gen. C. Donald Alston; Director, Operational Capability Requirements and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. David J. Scott and Director, Strategic Systems Programs U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Stephen E. Johnson testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on strategic forces programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2011 and the future years defense program at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building

 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs (East Asia) Michael Schiffer testifies at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on U.S. – Japan Relations at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

 



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03/17/2010
DOD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Spc. Steven J. Bishop, 29, of Christiansburg, Va., died March 13 in Tikrit, Iraq, while supporting combat operations.   He was assigned to the 422nd Civil...


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