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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense at 10 a.m. EDT in room 192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) will conduct a full-scale bio-exercise on the Pentagon Reservation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.  The exercise, called "Gallant Fox 06," is open for media coverage.   The purpose of this event is to enable PFPA and its federal, state, and local response partners to exercise an integrated public health and public information response to a bio-attack at the Pentagon.  See press advisory  for details.

Director of the Joint Staff National Guard Bureau Maj. Gen. Terry Scherling and the Adjutants General of the National Guards of 12 states and territories will hold a joint press conference in Baton Rouge, LA, at the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel at 2 p.m. CDT to discuss hurricane preparedness.  Interested media should contact LTC Pete Schneider, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs, at (318) 641-3864, or Mr. Jack Harrison, National Guard Bureau Public Affairs, at (703) 607-2586.

Special Assistant, Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Robert W. Rogalski testifies at a hearing of the House Government Reform Committee at 1 p.m. EDT in rooom 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.

Special Assistant, Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Robert W. Rogalski testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs  at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building,

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Paul McHale, Director of Operations J-3, Joint Staff, Lt. Gen. James Conway and Chief National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen H. Steven Blum  testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee  at 4 p.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.



05/17/2006
FY 2007 Defense Budget Statement Before the Senate Appropriations Committee -- Defense Subcommittee
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Senate Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC, Wednesday, May 17, 2006


05/17/2006
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Mobilized as of May 17, 2006 This week, the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps announced a decrease in the number of reservists on active duty in support of the partial mobilization, while the Navy and Coast Guard numbers increased.   The net collective result is 857 fewer reservists mobilized than last week.

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05/17/2006
Pentagon Town Hall Meeting Announced Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will hold a Pentagon Town Hall meeting at 11 a.m. EDT, Friday, May 19, 2006.   Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace will join him.   The meeting will be held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650.

The meeting will be...



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