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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.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, will host a media roundtable at 9 a.m. EDT, April 29, in the Pentagon briefing studio, Pentagon 2E973, on Marine Corps issues and programs.  For more information in regard to this release the media can contact Marine Corps public affairs at (703) 614-4309.  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.


Acting Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness Gail H. McGinn, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs Ellen P. Embrey, Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command Surgeon General Lieutenant General Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Adam Robinson, Surgeon General U. S. Air Force Lieutenant General James G. Roudebush and Deputy Director TRICARE Management Activity Major General Elder Granger testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Military Health System: Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity Organization at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.


Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy and Director of Strategic Plans and Policy Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Admiral James A. Winnefeld Jr. testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Effective Counterinsurgency: The Administration’s Perspective on the Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Military Partnership at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Building.


Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Plans Gail H. McGinn and Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Ellen P. Embrey testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee to examine the implementation of Wounded Warrior policies and programs at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

There are no Speeches available for 4/29/2009. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

General Officer Assignments The Army chief of staff announces the assignment of the following officers:


Maj. Gen. John A. Macdonald, to deputy commanding general, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.   He most recently served as commanding general, Family,...

Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Fact Sheet Available The 2010 QDR Terms of Reference fact sheet is now available on Defense Link.


                The QDR, which is conducted every four years, is one of the principal means by which the tenets of...

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