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 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the situation in Syria at 9 a.m. EST in SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule. 

Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno testify on Army posture at the House Appropriations Committee at 10 a.m. EST, H-140 The Capitol. 

Commander, U.S. Central Command Marine Corps. Gen. James N. Mattis, Commander, U. S. Special Operations Command, Navy Adm. William H. McRaven, and Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III testify before the House Armed Services Committee concerning FY13 National Defense Authorization Budget Requests at 10 a.m. EST, Rayburn House Office Building - 211. 

Secretary Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert & Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos testify at the Senate Appropriations Committee concerning the FY 2013 Budget Request for the Department of the Navy at 10:30 a.m. EST, Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Rm. 192.

Statement on Syria before the Senate Armed Services Committee
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 6, 2012

            This week the Army and Marine Corps announced a decrease in activated reservists while the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard announced an increase. The net collective result is 729 fewer reservists activated than last week.


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