Seal of the Department of Defense U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
Today In DOD
On the Web:
Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131/697-5132
Public contact:
or +1 (703) 571-3343

Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Acting Deputy Secretary of DefenseGordon R. Englandhave no public or media events on their schedules.

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael L. Dominguezand Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumpertestify at 9:30 a.m. EDT in the U.S. Senate Dirkson Building, Room G50.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita will hold a press briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must haveproof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by11:45 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

Secreatry of the Navy Gordon R. England and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clarktestify at 1:30 in the U.S. Hart Building, Room 216

Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.

What's New in

Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.
Media Questions
News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131.
Public Inquiries
All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.
Duty Officer
A public affairs duty officer is available 24 hours a day through +1 (703) 697-5131. In case of a family emergency, please contact your local American Red Cross.