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Army Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II, commander of Multinational Division-North and the 101st Airborne Division, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EST, 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.

Actor and director Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band will perform during an afternoon concert at the Pentagon beginning at noon, helping the Department of Defense’s “America Supports You” program kick off Military Appreciation Month.  See news release  for details.

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Kenneth J. Krieg will deliver remarks at the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT.  The awards presentation will be held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room BH650, and is open for media coverage.  See press advisory  for details.



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


05/05/2006
Detainee Release Announced The Department of Defense announced today that it has released five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Albania.  This movement increases the number of detainees who have departed Guantanamo to 272.

All five of the subject detainees are ethnic Uighurs determined to be “No...


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