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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the Pentagon today at 1:45 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 1:15 p.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.

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

Assistant Secretary of Defense Thomas Hall will brief at 10:30 a.m. EST, May 16, in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E579, on the status of the recommendations made by the Commission on the National Guard and Reserve.  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.

Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer Tina W. Jonas testifies at a hearing of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves at 9 a.m. EDT.  The two days of hearings will be held in North Ballrooms 2 and 3 of the Sheraton National Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, Virginia. 
 
The 2006 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement awards will be presented May 16, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH 650.  See press advisories for details. 
 
Deputy Director for Regional Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins will brief at 1:30 p.m. EDT, May 16, in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E579, on current operations. 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.


There are no Speeches available for 5/16/2007. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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