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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will be presented the 2009 Intrepid Freedom award at a dinner at the Intrepid Museum, Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave New York, N.Y. in celebration of Fleet Week starting at 6 p.m.  Media wishing to attend can contact Matt Krause at (646) 381-5111 or email mkrause@intrepidmuseum.org .

 

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

 

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testifies at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on A New Strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan at 10 a.m. EDT in room 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

 

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Department of the Air Force in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2010 and the Future Years Defense Program at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-106 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Readiness and Protection Ellen Embrey, Army Surgeon General and Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General of the Navy Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Surgeon General of the Air Force Lt. Gen.  James G. Roudebush, Commander Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical, Vice Adm. John M. Mateczun and Deputy Commander Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical, Brig. Gen. Philip Volpe testify at hearing House Appropriations Committee on the Defense Health Program at 10 a.m. EDT in room H-140 The Capitol.

 

Deputy Commandant for Aviation LT. Gen. George J. Trautman, III testifies at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the V-22 Osprey at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2154 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gail McGinn testifies at a hearing of the Committee on House Administration on Military and Overseas Voting: Obstacles and Potential Solutions at 10 a.m. EDT in room 1539 Longworth House Office Building.

 

Director, Portfolio Systems Acquisition Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics David G. Ahern, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson, III and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-8 Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act Budget Request for Army Acquisition, Reset, and Modernization Programs at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Director, Missile Defense Agency Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O'Reilly testifies at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Fiscal Year 2010 Missile Defense Agency Budget Overview at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room Dirksen 124.

 

Acting Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness Gail H. McGinn, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 Headquarters, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle, Chief of Naval Personnel Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Total Force Vice Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Lt. Gen. Ronald S. Coleman and Deputy Chief Staff, Manpower & Personnel Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton, III testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request on Military Personnel Overview at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Commander, Air Force Space Command General C. Robert Kehler and Director, Missile Defense Agency Lieutenant General Patrick J. O'Reilly testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for National Security Space and Missile Defense Programs at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.



05/21/2009
2009 Intrepid Freedom Award
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, New York City, NY


05/21/2009
DoD Launches Program to Fight Stigma of Seeking Psychological Health Care             The Department of Defense today launched the Real Warriors Campaign, a multimedia public education effort designed to combat the stigma keeping some service members veterans and their families from seeking needed psychological...


05/21/2009
Brigade Combat Team Modernization Press Briefing Cancelled The Army press briefing regarding brigade combat team modernization scheduled for today, Thursday, May 21 at 4:15pm EDT in the Do D Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, is cancelled.



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