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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.

There are no Speeches available for 4/22/2009. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

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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