Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will attend the announcement to launch a year-long campaign in support of military families, “Joining Forces,” at noon EDT at the White House. Media interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the USO-Metro 29th Annual Awards Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, Va. Media interested in attending should contact Melissa Benik at 703-696-4827.
Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard and Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2012 and the Future Years Defense Program at 10 a.m. EDT in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.