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 firstname.lastname@example.org VFW Communications DirectorJerry Newberry, (o)816-968-1168; (c) 816-835-1851; e-mail email@example.com.
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.