United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

spacer

Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, May 04, 2007 Bookmark and Share



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.


There are no Speeches available for 5/4/2007. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


05/04/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.               Spc. Andrew R. Weiss, 28, of Lafayette,...


There are no Press Advisories available for 5/4/2007. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more




Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.


Featured Photos & Videos More »

Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow DEFENSE DISCUSSIONSWINNING REACTIONFOREIGN RELATIONSTEAM CHEERSLINGLOAD OPERATIONSCLEARING THE PATHDECISIVE MOMENTSend Your Vote HomeWELL DECK RETURNWarrior Games 2014HONORING THE FALLENThe Freedom Award 2014 - Employer Support of the G

DoD Video News

  • Video Thumbnail: Warrior Games

    Warrior Games

    ℠2014 - More than 200 wounded or ill service members...

  • Video Thumbnail: DoD News Now: 1500 September 30, 2014

    DoD News Now: 1500 September 30, 2014

    ℠2014 - Team coverage of the teams competing at the...

  • Video Thumbnail: Competing at the Warrior Games

    Competing at the Warrior Games

    ℠2014 - More than 200 wounded or ill service members...

  • Video Thumbnail: Special Operations Command Leads Warrior Games Medal Count

    Special Operations Command Leads Warrior Games Medal Count

    ℠2014 - Wounded and ill service members continue...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.

Additional Links

Stay Connected