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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld delivers the commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute  at 11 a.m. EDT in Cameron Hall.

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

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Paul McHale, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Chief National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum conduct a joint press briefing at 10 a.m. EDT on border security at the White House. 

Virginia Military Institute Commencement
As Delivered by Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Lexington, Virginia

DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   They died in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle during combat patrol operations.   Both soldiers were...

Full-Scale Bio-Exercise at the Pentagon             The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) will conduct a full-scale bio-exercise on the Pentagon Reservation on Wednesday, May 17th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.   The exercise, called "Gallant Fox 06," is...

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