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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Brazil’s Minister of Defense Nelson Azevedo Jobim 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 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 to the cordon.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili to the Pentagon today at 3 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 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 to the cordon.

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



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03/20/2008
General Officer Announcement Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Dana T. Atkins for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; commander Eleventh Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and...


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