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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Col Loree Sutton and Commander, Walter Reed Health Care System Col. Patricia Horoho will conduct a press briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  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.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen delivers remarks at the American Jewish Committee Gala at 6 p.m. EDT. The point of contact for interested media should call (202) 785-4200 or email: washington@ajc.org



05/01/2008
Remarks to the Fort Bliss Community (Fort Bliss, TX)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Fort Bliss Officers' Club, Fort Bliss, TX


05/01/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Staff Sgt. Bryan E. Bolander, 26, of Bakersfield, Calif., died April 29 in Baghdad from wounds suffered when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device....


05/01/2008
First Marine V-22 Osprey Deployment Returns The Deputy Commandant for Marine Corps Aviation, Lt. Gen. George J. Trautman III, and four members of the Marine Corps’ first operational Osprey squadron will discuss the initial combat deployment of the MV-22 Osprey on Friday at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Pentagon briefing studio, Pentagon...




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