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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling. 

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

Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, May 31, 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.

 

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Directorate (PFPA-CBRN), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Arlington County will conduct a test that will consist of the release of a dust simulating a biological attack in the Pentagon South Parking Lot and the subsequent clean-up of roadways, people and equipment after the release. The dust contains a harmless inert bacterium found in soil, water and air.  Dependant upon favorable weather conditions, there are two possible weekends for the test: June 2 and 3 or 16 and 17.  PFPA  will conduct a round table to brief media representatives on the specifics of the test at 2:30 p.m., May 31 in Pentagon Room 2E139. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Metro Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of media affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 to confirm attendance and for escort into the building.

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