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.