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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III will address the Aerospace Industries Association and key members of Congress at the Spring House Aerospace Luncheon concerning the Quadrennial Defense Review at the CVC Congressional Meeting Room North at noon EDT.  Media Contact: Alexis Allen 703-358-1075 at alexis.allen@aia-aerospace.org .

The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nominations of Navy Vice Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. to be admiral and commander, U.S.  Northern Command/ commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Army Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander to be general and director, National Security Agency/chief, Central Security Service/ commander, U.S. Cyber Command at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy Bradley H. Roberts; Director, Missile Defense Agency Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly and Director, Operational Test and Evaluation J. Michael Gilmore testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Ballistic Missile Defense Review and the fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for missile defense programs at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the Capitol Visitors Center, room 210, HVC.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Dennis M. McCarthy; Chief, Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz; Chief, Naval Reserve Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink; Commander, Marine Forces Reserve Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly; Chief, Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles Stenner; Director, Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Harry Wyatt and Acting Director, Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on supporting the reserve components as an operational reserve and key reserve personnel legislative initiatives at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-8, Lt. Gen. Robert P. Lennox; Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, and Director, Acquisition Career Management Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips and Principal Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation David W. Duma testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Army modernization in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2011 and the future years defense plan at 2 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.

Inspector General Gordon S. Heddell and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia, David S. Sedney testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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Corrected Headline: Navy Christens Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence           The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, April 17, 2010, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula,...

Norad Flight Exercise Planned for Washington, D.C.                 North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a one-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-07, early Friday morning, Apr. 16, in the skies over the Washington, D.C. area. There will be two...

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