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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the security situation in the Syrian Arab Republic today at 10 a.m. EDT in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2118.

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel’s Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon today at 1 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703 697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is the keynote speaker at the Holocaust Remembrance Day Program in the Pentagon Auditorium today at 3 p.m. EDT.

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

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Sean J. Stackley; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Warfare Systems/N9 Vice Adm. William R. Burke; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources/N8 Vice Adm. John T. Blake; Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command Vice Adm. Kevin M. McCoy; and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, testify at the Senate Armed Service Committee for Seapower at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SR-232A at the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Director of the Army National Guard Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr., delivers remarks at the Celebration of Our Military Kids’ Star Power annual event at noon EDT at the U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center, Washington, D.C.



04/19/2012
Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, The Pentagon Auditorium, Washington D.C.


04/19/2012
Readout of Secretary Panetta’s Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak

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