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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Defense Subcommittee on Air Force posture at 10 a.m. EDT, in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testify before the House Appropriations Committee -Defense as part of the Army's Posture Hearings at 1 p.m. EDT, in Room H-140 Capitol, Washington D.C. 

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs Madelyn Creedon, Director Operational Test and Evaluation James Michael Gilmore and Director Missile Defense Agency Vice Adm. James D. Syring testify before the House Armed Services Committee on Fiscal 2014 Budget Request for Missile Defense Programs at 3 p.m. EDT, in Room-2212, Rayburn House Office Building.

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National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of May 7, 2013

            The Army National Guard, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard and Coast Guard Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists while the Army Reserve and Air Force...

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