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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.

Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Bantz Craddock testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, will host a media roundtable at 1 p.m. EDT, May 17, in the Pentagon briefing room, Pentagon 2E579, on Marine Corps issues and programs.  For more information in regard to this release the media can contact U.S. Marine Capt. Amy Malugani at (703) 614-4309. 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.

Defense Information Systems Agency Vice Director Rear Admiral Elizabeth Hight will conduct a roundtable at 2:30 p.m. EDT, May 17, in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E579, on the Department’s efforts to ensure DoD computer networks are available for operations and the recent decision to block access to certain recreational web sites from DoD computers. The admiral will accept requests for individual, on-camera interviews at the conclusion of the roundtable. 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 5/17/2007. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


05/17/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died May 14 in Salman Pak, Iraq, of wounds suffered when their unit came in contact with enemy forces using an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. They...


05/17/2007
Regimental Combat Team Commander to Brief Live from Iraq             Marine Col. Richard Simcock, commander of Regimental Combat Team Six, will brief live from Camp Fallujah, Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, May 18, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations...




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