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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will deliver remarks at the Naval War College, Newport, R.I., at 9 a.m. EDT.  Media wishing to cover the event should call the Naval War College Public Affairs office after 8 a.m., April 17, at (401) 841-2220.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media event on his schedule.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen will conduct a press availability at 4:30 p.m. CDT in the Warrior and Family Support Center Bldg. 3628 Rawley E. Chambers Rd., Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  Media must report to the Binz-Engleman/George Beach gate no later than 4 p.m.  Media will be escorted to the Warrior and Family Support Center by Esther Garcia at 210-380-7046, Dewey Mitchell at 210-394-0792, or Phil Reidinger at (210)336-0449.



04/17/2009
Naval War College (Newport, RI)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Newport, RI


04/17/2009
General Officer Assignments             The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignment of the following general officers:               Brig. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, director, installations and...


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