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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Canadian Minister of Defense Peter MacKay to the Pentagon today at 3:45 p.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. 

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Canadian Minister of Defense Peter MacKay will conduct a media availability on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance, Thurs., at 4:15 p.m. EST. following the the first formal bilateral meeting in Washington D.C. under the new administration.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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 media availability.  

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule. 

Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Kaye Whitley, Assistant Deputy for Force Management Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) Charlene M. Bradley, Deputy Manager, Counseling, Advocacy and Prevention Program Commander, Navy Installation Command Katherine Robertson, LCSW, Manager Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Raymond Bruneau and Program Manager Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program Carolyn Collins testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Sexual Assault in the Military: Prevention. in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 12:30 p.m. EST 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.
 
Director, Defense Travel Management Office Pam Mitchell and Director, Business Transformation Agency David Fisher testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 1 p.m. EST on Can dod travelers book a trip? Defense Travel System Update in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.

 



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03/05/2009
Navy To Christen USNS Wally Schirra              The Navy will launch and christen dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra, Sunday, March 8, 2009, during a 7 a.m. PDT ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif.   ...


03/05/2009
Brigade Combat Team Commander To Brief Live From Afghanistan Army Col. John P. Johnson, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 st Airborne Division, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9 a.m. EST, March 6, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an operational update.    Journalists without a Pentagon building pass...




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