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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.

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Integration and Chief of Staff Peter F. Verga, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Darnell and Director U.S. Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. EDT on Air Sovereignty Alert Operations in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army General Peter W. Chiarelli and Assistant Commandant U.S. Marine Corps General James F. Amos testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. EDT on the current readiness of U.S. ground forces in room SR-232A Russell Senate Office Building.

 

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment Wayne Arne, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations and Environment Keith Eastin, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Environment B. J. Penn and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment & Logistics Kevin W. Billings testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee-Military Construction at 10 a.m. EDT on base realignment and closure in room H-143 The Capitol.

 

Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, deputy chief of staff for operations for the International Security Assistance Force, and the deputy commander for operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, April 22, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an operational update.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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.



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04/22/2009
Navy To Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Truxtun The Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Truxtun, will be commissioned Saturday, April 25, 2009, during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at Charleston, S.C.

 

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead will deliver the ceremony's principal...


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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
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New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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