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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will meet with Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon for this year's Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at the U.S. Department of State.  At the conclusion of the day's discussions, Secretaries Clinton and Gates will join Ministers Smith and Fitzgibbon for a joint press conference in the State Department's Benjamin Franklin Room at 3:30 pm.  Media interested in attending should contact, EAP Melanie Higgins (202) 647-2538 or Office of Press Relations (202) 647-2492.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will attend an 11:45 a.m. EDT White House event when the President will make an announcement highlighting a plan to improve the health care system for America's veterans.

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



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04/09/2009
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Lance Cpl. Blaise A. Oleski, 22, of Holland Patent, N.Y., died April 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.   He was...


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