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At 10:30 a.m. EDT, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will deliver remarks at the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride on the South Lawn of the White House. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki will also attend. This event will be pooled for TV cameras, and open to print, online, radio and still photographers. Soldier Ride is a program of the Wounded Warrior Project that provides rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raises public awareness of the challenges facing veterans as they recover from life-altering injuries. Riders will proceed from the White House to continue the four-day cycling event, traveling through Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Andrews Air Force Base; and Annapolis, Maryland.

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

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen will present the Distinguished Military Leadership Award to French Air Force Gen. Stephane Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, and to U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, Commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, at the Atlantic Council 2010 Awards Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, NW, at 7 p.m. EDT.  Press must be set up in the ballroom by 6:30 p.m.  Interested press should contact the Atlantic Council at press@acus.org or 202-778-4993. Only confirmed press will be admitted.

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy William J. Carr testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on military compensation and benefits, including special and incentive pays, 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.

The ribbon-cutting of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Pentagon corridor exhibit will take place at 12:15 p.m. EDT on the third floor, A-Ring, between Corridors 1 and 10.  See press advisory for details.

Director for Strategy, Policy, Programs and Logistics U. S. Transportation Command Air Force Brig. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson; Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition David M. Van Buren; Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements Air Force Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove and Director of Strategic Planning, Headquarters U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard C. Johnston testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Air Mobility Programs at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.



04/28/2010
Town Hall Meeting with Facebook Employees
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, Facebook Headquarters, Palo Alto, California


04/28/2010
General Officer Assignments

The chief of staff, Army announced today the following assignments:

 

Brig. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, who has been selected for the rank of major general, deputy commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to deputy commanding...


04/28/2010
DOD Releases Manual for Military Commissions

        The 2010 edition of the Manual for Military Commissions (M.M.C.) has been published.  It is available at  http://www.defense.gov/news/d2010manual.pdf





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