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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts a Full Honors Parade to welcome King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Pentagon today at 10 a.m. EDT.  The parade will be held on the Pentagon River Parade Field.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River 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 to the event.

Secretary Gates will host a Welcoming Ceremony in honor of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle A. Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Robert F. Hale, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller Jr., Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Alexander R. Vershbow and General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson at 4 p.m. in the Pentagon Auditorium.  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.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

Commander, U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee-Military Construction at 9:30 a.m. EDT on base posture and supplemental request in room 2359 Rayburn House Office Building.



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