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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn attend a memorial service for the late Congressman John Murtha at 11 a.m. EST at Statuary Hall, US Capitol.

Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on FY 2011 Army Budget at 9:30 a.m. EST in room 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University at 3:30 p.m. CST in the McCain Auditorium.  A media availability will follow.  Media contact is Jeff Morris, 785-532-1876, jbmorris@ksu.edu. 

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, 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.    

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition Sean Stackley, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources Vice Admiral John Terence Blake, USN and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration Lieutenant General George J. Flynn, USMC testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on  the Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Department of the Navy shipbuilding acquisition programs at 2 p.m. EST in room HVC- 210.


Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford L. Stanley, General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Jeh C. Johnson and Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe, Gen. Carter F. Ham, USA testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on a review of the Department of Defense process for assessing the requirements to implement repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" at 2:30 p.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

There are no Speeches available for 3/3/2010. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 2, 2010 This week the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Air Force announced an increase.   The net collective result is1,115 fewer reservists activated than last week.


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2nd MEB Commander to Brief Live From Afghanistan Marine Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commander of the 2 nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, will brief live from Afghanistan at 11 a.m. EST, March 4, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on Operation Moshtarak.


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