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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome The President of Djibouti, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh to the Pentagon today at 8:45 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Bahrain's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to the Pentagon today at 9:45 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen will conduct a press briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD 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.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen hosts an honor cordon to welcome General Godfrey Ngwenya, Chief of the South African National Defense Force, to the Pentagon today at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists interested in attending the cordon for photo and video only should call 703-697-4272.

Under Secretary of Defense Installation and Environment Dorothy Robyn testifies at a hearing of the Senate Energy Committee on S. 2921 at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 366, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Kaye Whitley and Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Plans Clarence Johnson testify at a hearing of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on military sexual trauma issues at 10 a.m. EDT in room 334, Cannon House Office Building.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats William F. Wechsler testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on counternarcotics contracts in Latin America at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building.



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