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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta attends the Marine Barracks Evening Parade hosted by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos in Washington, D.C. at 7 p.m. EDT.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz presents two Distinguished Flying Cross medals with valor, each, to Maj. John B. Creel and Col. Christopher Barnett at 11 a.m. EDT during a ceremony in the Airman’s Hall on the 4th floor, A-ring, apex of Corridors 9 and 10. 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 press affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please contact the Air Force Press Desk at 703-695-0640 for escort into the building.

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and Asia Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey briefs the media at 9 a.m. EDT on the DoD report to Congress on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2012” in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  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.



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05/18/2012
DOD to Host Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will host a ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to thank and honor America’s Vietnam Veterans on behalf of a grateful nation....



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