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UPDATE:  Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno deliver remarks at an induction ceremony for Medal of Honor recipient Army Capt. (Chaplain) Emil Kapaun at 2 p.m. EDT, Pentagon Auditorium (room BH650), Washington, D.C.  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. 

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

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Air Force at 10 a.m. EDT, in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.



04/12/2013
Medal of Honor Ceremony for Father Emile Kapaun
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Auditorium


04/12/2013
Secretary of the Navy Names Multiple Ships

            Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the names of seven ships: three joint high speed vessels (JHSV), the USNS Trenton, the USNS Brunswick and the USNS Carson City; an amphibious transport dock ship (LPD), the USS...

04/12/2013:   Flag Officer Assignments
04/12/2013:   General Officer Assignment


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