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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Minister of State for Defense of Japan Fukushiro Nakaga to the Pentagon today at 10 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance.  Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 9:20 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.

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

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Kenneth J. Krieg, along with Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky, will launch the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL) at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at 1 p.m. EDT.  The event is open to the public and media.  See press advisory  for details.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Kenneth J. Krieg  will officiate, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock will deliver the keynote address at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Ceremony honoring the fiscal 2005 winners at 3 p.m. in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650.  See press advisory  for details.

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Philip W. Grone and Director of the Office of Economic Adjustment Patrick J. O’Brien, will hold a media availability at 10:35 a.m., in the media room (Hanover A), Hyatt Regency Hotel, Peachtree St, Atlanta, Ga., at the OSD/Military Service/Community conference.  For more information media representatives may contact Cheryl Irwin, at (404) 460-6944.

There are no Speeches available for 5/3/2006. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cpl. Robbie G. Light, 21, of Kingsport, Tenn., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq on May 1, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 Abrams tank during...

Security Transition Commander and Afghan General to Brief Live from Afghanistan             Army Maj. Gen. Robert Durbin, commander of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and Lt. Gen. Sher Karimi, chief of operations for the Afghan National Army, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9:30 a.m. EDT, May 4, in...

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