Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will present the 2007 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence in an award ceremony that will take place on May 4, at 2 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Auditorium. See press advisory for details.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, David S.C.Chu will present the OSD Exceptional Public Service Award to representatives of RE/MAX International for their support of the armed forces of the United States, 10:30 a.m. EDT, Friday, May 4, 2007, in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room. See press advisory for details.
Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Multi-National Division-Center, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, May 4, in the DoD Briefing Room 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 Department of Defense will brief key findings from the latest Mental Health Advisory Team (MHAT-IV) survey at 11 a.m. EDT, May 4, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. This is the fourth in a series of studies since 2003 to assess the mental health and well-being of the deployed forces serving in Iraq. See press advisory for details.
Music star Jenny Boyle will kick off ‘Military Appreciation Month’ with a Pentagon Courtyard concert at noon, Friday, May 4, 2007. Boyle has entertained troops overseas as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment Office tour and also was the featured entertainer at last year’s cook-out in the Pentagon South Parking lot for the Memorial Day Parade participants. See press advisory for details.