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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.

Assistant Director, Accession Policy, Military Personnel Policy Bob Clark testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on new post 9/11 GI Bill at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 418 Russell Senate Office Building.

Assistant Secretary for Global Strategic Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michael L. Nacht testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on nonproliferation programs at the Departments of Defense and Energy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2011 and the future years defense program at 10 a.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.

Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Charles L. Rice; Army Surgeon General and Commander, U.S. Medical Command Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker; Surgeon General of the Navy Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr. and Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles B. Green testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on Defense Health Program/Wounded Warrior at 10 a.m. EDT in room H140, The Capitol.

Col. Peter Jones, commander 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID and Iraqi Lt. Gen. Uthman Ali Salih Farhoud, 8th Iraqi Army Division will conduct press briefing by satellite from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.

Director, Missile Defense Agency, Army Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O'Reilly testifies at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on fiscal 2011 Missile Defense Agency programs and budget at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.

Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Charles L. Rice; Army Surgeon General and Commander, U.S. Medical Command Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker; Surgeon General of the Navy Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr. and Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles B. Green testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the defense health program at 1:30 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

Commander, Air Force Space Command Gen. C. Robert Kehler; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber and Space Policy Robert J. Butler; Principal Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office Betty Sapp and Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs Gary E. Payton testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the space posture review and the fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget request for national security space activities at 2 p.m. EDT in room 210, HVC.



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04/21/2010
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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