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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense John Hutton to the Pentagon today at 12:30 p.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.
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts a departure event for United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defense John Hutton at the Pentagon today at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The event 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.
 
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will conduct a press briefing at 2:30 p.m. 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn will host a preview of the PBS special, “Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change” at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Mar. 18, in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650. The PBS special, which will air nationwide Apr. 1 at 8 p.m., tells the story of servicemembers returning home with injuries and explores the struggles their families face as they search for a ‘new normal.’ The program will include special appearances by Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita.  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. Secretary Lynn will not be taking questions from the media.
Commander U. S. Southern Command Adm. James G. Stavridis, Commander, U. S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command Gen. Victor Eugene "Gene" Renuart, Jr, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and Supreme Allied Commander Transformation for NATO General James N. Mattis and Commander U.S. Africa Command General William E. "Kip" Ward testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. EDT on security developments in the areas of responsibility of the U.S. Southern Command, Northern Command, Africa Command, and Joint Forces Command in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Under Secretary of Defense ComptrollerRobert Hale10 a.m. EDT in room 210 Cannon House Office Building. testifies at a hearing of the House Budget Committee on dod FY 2010 budget at
 
Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs Ronald James and Deputy Chief of Staff (G1) Lt. Gen. Michael Rochelle testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee-Defense on military personnel-Army at 10 a.m. EDT in room H-140 Capitol.
 
Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command Surgeon General Lt. Gen Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General Department of the Navy Vice Adm. Adam Robinson and Surgeon General Department of the Air Force Lt. Gen. James G.Roudebush testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Appropriations on dod medical programs at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 192 Dirksen.
 
Commander, U.S. Northern Command Gen. Gene Renuart and Deputy Commander, U.S. Northern Command Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee-Defense on Northern Command at 1:30 p.m. EDT in room H-140 Capitol.
 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs S. Ward Casscells, Director, Basing, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment Peter Potochney, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command Surgeon General Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General Department of the Navy Vice Admiral Adam Robinson and Surgeon General Department of the Air Force Lieutenant General James G.Roudebush testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 2 p.m. EDT on Medical Infrastructure: Are Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity Priorities Aligned with Service Requirements? In room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Vice Chief of Staff United States Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Naval Operations United States Navy Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, Assistant Commandant United States Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III, Commanding General U.S. Army Accessions Command Deputy Commanding General, Initial Military Training Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 2:45 p.m. EDT on the incidence of suicides of United States Servicemembers and initiatives within the Department of Defense to prevent military suicides, in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.



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DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Spc. Gary L. Moore, 25, of Del City, Okla., died March 16 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an explosive device struck his vehicle. He was assigned to the 978th...


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