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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will provide remarks at 6:30 p.m. as part of the "Our Military Kids" reception being held at the Roof Terrace, 101 Constitution Ave., NW. Washington, D.C..  Media interested in attending should contact Gail Kruzel at 703-734-6654.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Army Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-82, and commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9 a.m. EDT, April 7, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide a final update on ongoing security operations in Afghanistan.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North 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 into the building.


Our Military Kids (Washington, D.C.)
As Prepared for Delivery by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Washington, D.C.

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died April 6 in Balad, Iraq, when their vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.    Killed were:   Capt Ulises Burgos-Cruz, 29, of Puerto...

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