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Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeldis traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz has no public or media events onhis schedule.

Commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Maj. Gen. Samuel T. Helland, will hold a two-way press conference from the U.S. Central Command theater of operationsin the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579 at 9 a.m. EST. The purpose is to provide an operational update of activities in the Horn of Africa. 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 into the building.

Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harveywill conduct a press conferencein the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579,at 10 a.m. 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 into the building.

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