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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to the Pentagon today at 9 a.m. EST. 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.
 
U.S. Commander, European Command Gen. Bantz J. Craddock testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee-Military Construction at 10 a.m. EDT on European Command in room H-143 Capitol.
 
Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark Shackleford and Principal Deputy for Research, Development & Acquisition, Navy Vice Adm. David Architzel testify at hearing of the House Appropriations Committee-Defense at 10 a.m. EDT on combat aircraft acquisition in room H-140 Capitol.
 
Director, Army National Guard Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, Director Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III, Chief, Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Chief, Naval Reserve Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink, Commander, Marine Forces Reserve Lt. Gen. John Bergman and Chief, Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles E. Tenner Jr testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee-Defense at 10 a.m. EDT on National Guard and Reserve Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview in room 192 Dirksen.
 
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, Department of Defense S. Ward Casscells   testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee-Military Construction at 2 p.m. EDT on medical transition - Defense to Veterans Affairs in room H-143 Capitol.
 
Director, Fleet Readiness Division Rear Adm. Phillip H. Cullom testifies to the Readiness Subcommittee at  2 p.m. at 2118 Rayburn Office Building.
 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Thomas F. Hall testifies to the Subcommittee on Personnel at 2:30 p.m. in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building
 
Director, Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy and Strategic Sourcing Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology) Shay D. Assad, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) Edward M. Harrington, Executive Director, U.S. Army Contracting Command Jeffrey P. Parsons and Deputy Commander, Task Force to Support Business Operations in Iraq Major General Darryl A. Scott testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 4 p.m. EDT on Contingency Contracting: Has the Call for Urgent Reform Been Answered? In room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 12:30 EDT 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.

            

A Senior Department of Defense official will hold a background briefing today on the 2009 DoD Report to Congress on the Military Power of the People’s Republic of China at 1:30 p.m. EDT, March 25, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973.

 

Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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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