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Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton; Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta; and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Law of the Sea at 10 a.m. EDT at the Hart Senate Office Building in room 216, Washington, D.C.

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

Chief, National Guard Bureau Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley; Director, Army National Guard Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr.; Director, Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III; Chief, Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz; Chief, Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink; Director, Reserve Affairs Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Steven A. Hummer; and Chief, Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. testify at a hearing on the Guard and Reserve posture on fiscal 2013 Department of Defense appropriations at the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense at 10 a.m. EDT at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in room 192, Washington, D.C.

Commander, International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) Gen. John R. Allen will brief the media at 2 p.m. EDT 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.

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno will host and deliver remarks at a Twilight Tattoo and Award Ceremony in honor of the Outstanding Civilian Service Award Recipients at 6 p.m. EDT at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington, Va.



05/23/2012
Spoken Statement on Law of the Sea Convention before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Washington, D.C.


05/23/2012
National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 22, 2012

            This week the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists while the Air Force announced an increase. The net collective result is 540 fewer reservists activated in comparison to last...



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