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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England Deputy delivers remarks at the VFW Community Service & Legislative Conference at 11 a.m. EST in the Regency Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2400 Calvert Street, NW, at Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC.  Points of contact for this event are VFW Public Affairs Director Joe Davis, (o) 202-608-8357;(c) cell 202-374-9998;e-mail jdavis@vfw.org VFW Communications DirectorJerry Newberry, (o)816-968-1168; (c) 816-835-1851; e-mail jnewberry@vfw.org.


Army Brig. Gen. Tony Thomas, assistant division commander, Multinational Division-North and 1st Armored Division will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EST, March 3, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of ongoing operations in northern Iraq.  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.

VFW Community Service and Legislative Conference
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Washington, D.C.

General Officer Announcements                The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignment of the following general officer:  



III (U.S.) Corps Commander to Brief Live from Pentagon             Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of III (US) Corps, will brief live at 10 a.m. EST, March 4, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579.               Lt. Gen....

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