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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will induct Medal of Honor recipient Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon in a ceremony April 9 at 2 p.m. EDT.  See press advisory for details.

Commanding General Multi-National Force-Iraq Gen. David H. Petraeus testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on  the status of the war and political developments in Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Commanding General Multi-National Force-Iraq Gen. David H. Petraeus testifies at a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Iraq at 1:30 p.m. EDT in room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on the army budget at 2 p.m. EDT in room H-143, The Capitol.

Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody and Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Magnus testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the current status of U.S. ground forces at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Office of the General Counsel, Associate Deputy General Counsel, Military Justice and Personnel Policy, Robert Reed testifies at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Closing Legal Loopholes: Prosecuting sexual assaults and other violent crimes committed overseas by American civilians in a combat environment at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Air Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition William Balderson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, Lt.. Gen. Daniel J. Darnell, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Lt. Gen. Donald J. Hoffman, Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. George J. Trautman III and Director, Air Warfare Division, Rear Adm. Allen G. Myers testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Air Force and Navy aviation programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2009 and the future years defense program at 2 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.



04/09/2008
Petty Officer Monsoor Medal of Honor Ceremony
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Washington, D.C.


04/09/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Maj. Mark E. Rosenberg, 32, of Miami Lakes, Fla., died April 8 in Baghdad, Iraq of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.  He was...


04/09/2008
Urban Challenge Finishers Displayed at Pentagon             The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts the Urban Challenge vehicles in the Pentagon courtyard, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. EDT.   ...



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