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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  All journalists must be seated by 12:50 p.m.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn and Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Scott Gould will testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs regarding the Seamless Transition Interagency Collaboration between the two departments regarding Wounded Warrior Care at 10 a.m. EDT in room 418, Russell Senate Building.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen and China’s Chief of the General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army Gen. Chen Bingde will conduct a briefing at 4:15 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be picked up at the River Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than one hour prior to the event, have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on fiscal 2012 budget request for the Department of the Army at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room, Dirksen 192.



05/18/2011
Submitted Statement on VA/DoD Collaboration Before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, Russell Senate Office Building


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Navy Names Ship for Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez

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05/18/2011
Force Reintegration Cell Director to Brief Media from Afghanistan

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