Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen will receive a distinguished military leadership award from the Atlantic Council of the United States 2008 Annual Awards Dinner in the Ritz Carlton Hotel 1150 22nd Street, NW Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending this event should contact Ania Voloshin Tel: (202) 778-4950 Fax: (202) 463-4590 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Marine Col. Louis Craparotta, commander of Regimental Combat Team 1, will brief live from Camp Fallujah, Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, April 21, 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.