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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Secretary of Veterans Affairs James B. Peake will conduct a brief media availability at 12:30 p.m. EDT at the Pentagon River Entrance.  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) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will join U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Emilio Gonzalez (DHS) and deliver the keynote address at special military naturalization ceremony Monday, April 14, at 1 p.m. EDT at the Pentagon, in the center courtyard.  See press advisory for details. 

 

Marine Col. Pat Malay, commander of Regimental Combat Team 5, will brief live from Camp Fallujah, Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, April 14, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in western Iraq.  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) 697-5131 for escort into the building.



04/14/2008
Association of American Universities (Washington, D.C.)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Washington D.C.


04/14/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

 

Sgt. William E. Allmon, 25, of Ardmore, Okla., died April 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive...


04/14/2008
Pentagon to Present Exceptional Public Service Medal to Ben Stein and Bonnie Carroll Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will present the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service to Ben Stein, author, actor and commentator, and Bonnie Carroll, founder and director of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) on April 15, 2008, in a...




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