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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England hosts an honor cordon to welcome Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli of Georgia to the Pentagon today at 3:30 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 3 p.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Thomas F. Hall, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs Ronald J. James, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs William A. Navas, Jr and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affairs John C. Truesdell testify at a hearing of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2212 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3 Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace USA, and, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck, USMC testify at a hearing of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves at 8:30 a.m. EDT in room 2212 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Reserve Matters Major General Thomas A. Dyches USAF, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard Matters Major General Michael H. Sumrall USA and Joint Staff J-8, Vice Director for Force Structure, Resources and Assessments Major General Michael A. Vane, USA testify at a hearing of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 2212 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
 
Deputy Chief of Staff, G3/5/7 Lt. Gen. James L. Lovelace, Deputy Chief of Staff, G3/5/7/, United States Army Forces Command Maj. Gen. Thomas G. Miller, Director Human Resources Policy Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 Col. Dennis W. Dingle, Director of Plans and Resources, Deputy Chief of Staff, G1 Roy A. Wallace and Director of Resources, Deputy Chief of Staff, G8 Lewis S. Steenrod will discuss the details of the active-duty troop extensions for Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait during an on-camera briefing at 3 p.m. EDT on April 12 in the DOD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579. 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) 697-2564 for escort into the building.
 
Chief of Staff USA Gen. George Casey conducts a media availability at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center at 10:35 a.m. EDT after visiting troops and families. WRAMC mainline  (202) 782-3501


04/12/2007
Senate Armed Services Committee Statement
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Washington, DC


04/12/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Pfc. Kyle G. Bohrnsen, 22, of Philipsburg, Mont., died April 10 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device. He was assigned...


04/12/2007
Multinational Corps -Iraq Commander to Brief Live from Iraq Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, April 13, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at...




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