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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Denmark’s Minister of Defense Gitte Lillelund Bech to the Pentagon today at 11:30 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 and Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Robert F. Hale testify at a hearing of the House Budget Committee on Defense Department Fiscal Year 2011 Budget at 10 a.m. EST in room 210 Cannon House Office Building. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn and Robert F. Hale Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller testify at a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee on Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request at 2 p.m. EST in room SD-608 Dirksen.  

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Norton A. Schwartz testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building.   

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at 9 a.m. CST at the Command and General Staff College, Lewis and Clark Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.  Media interested in attending should contact LTC. Randy Steffy at 913 684 3097. 

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will visit with Navy SEALs and support personnel of the Navy's special operations force at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.  Opportunities include B-Roll of Chairman observing SEAL candidates beach training (4 pm PST), the Chairman addressing SEAL candidates on the beach, the Chairman addressing a large audience at an "All Hands Call" (5 pm PST), and a 10-minute informal Q&A session for media prior to CJCS departure (5:30 pm PST). Please RSVP to Lt. Cate Wallace, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Naval Special Warfare Command at 619.522.2823 (w) or Catherine.Wallace@navsoc.socom.mil.  

Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities Mike Vickers will deliver opening remarks at 9:15 a.m. EST, at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Conference in the SAIS Kenny Auditorium, Titled “Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Counterinsurgency from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan”, 1740 Massachusetts Ave, N.W. Washington D.C.  For information regarding this conference: http://www.sais-jhu.edu/calendar/index.htm .

 

Marine Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commander of the 2nd 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.  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.



03/04/2010
Submitted Statement on the Budget Before the Senate Budget Committee
Testimony of Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.


03/04/2010
Pentagon Statement on Metro Entrance Shooting            A shooting incident has occurred at the Pentagon Metro Entrance this evening at approximately 6:40 p.m. EST. Two Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) officers were injured when an unknown suspect fired at them.   The...


03/04/2010
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