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        Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace will hold a Pentagon Town Hall meeting at 11 a.m. EDT, Friday, May 19, 2006.  The meeting will be held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650.  The meeting will be carried live on the Pentagon Channel and the Pentagon Channel Web site at http://www.pentagonchannel.mil.  Members of the news media may watch the meeting live on Channel 13 of the Pentagon cable system or view it in the DoD Briefing Room, Room 2E579.  Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 10:15 a.m.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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

             Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, May 19, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.  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.

            NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command USJFCOM) Air Force Gen. Lance Smith will host a media availability at the conclusion of the Multinational Experiment 4 (MNE 4) Senior Leader Seminar May 19.  In addition to Gen. Smith, MNE 4 representatives will also take part in the briefing. The news media briefing, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, will discuss lessons learned from MNE 4 and the way ahead for Multinational Experiment 5.  Washington-based Pentagon press corps and foreign news media are invited to monitor and participate in this 10 a.m. (EDT) event from the DoD Press Briefing Room in the Pentagon.  Multinational Experiment 4 , an international experiment held earlier this year following a two-year body of work involved approximately 800 participants from Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, NATO and the United States.  MNE 4 was designed to further explore concepts and supporting tools for the entire range of an effects-based approach to multinational operations within a coalition environment.  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.



05/19/2006
Pentagon Town Hall Meeting
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Pentagon Auditorium, Friday, May 19, 2006


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