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 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment Dorothy Robyn; Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations and Environment Katherine G. Hammack; Assistant Secretary of the Navy Energy, Installations and Environment Jackalyne Pfannenstiel; and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry A. Yonkers testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, on the fiscal 2013 budget request at 10 a.m. EDT in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building. 

Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense, on the fiscal 2013 budget request at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Press Secretary) George Little and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Media Operations) Capt.  John Kirby will conduct a press briefing at 1:00 p.m. EST in the Pentagon 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.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs Madelyn R. Creedon; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space John A. Zangardi; Director of Oceanography, Space, and Maritime Domain Awareness Robert S. Winokur; Commander, Air Force Space Command Air Force Gen. William L. Shelton; and Commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, on the fiscal 2013 budget request at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building. 

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson; Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho; Surgeon General of the Navy Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan; and Surgeon General of the Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Bruce Green testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, on the fiscal 2013 budget request at 3 p.m. EDT in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building.



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03/21/2012
National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 20, 2012

            This week the Army, Navy and Marine Corps announced decreases in activated reservists while the Air Force and Coast Guard announced an increase.  The net collective result is 235 fewer reservists activated than last...

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