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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., will conduct a DoD news briefing at 1:05 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 12:20 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort to the briefing.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will welcome the Airline Ride Across America team to the Pentagon on May 9, 2006 at 2:30 p.m.  The event will mark the end of a 33-day cross-country bicycle ride honoring the 33 airline crew members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  More information about the ride is available at www.airlineride.org .  The event will take place (rain or shine) outside the Pentagon near the site of the future public memorial honoring the 184 victims who lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.  Media interested in covering the event should contact Brett Eaton at 703-601-2554, ext. 111 or brett.eaton@whs.mil  .



05/09/2006
"Developing 21st Century DoD SES Leaders" Conference
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Washington, D.C.


05/09/2006
The Department of Defense Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Staff Sgt. Gregory A. Wagner, 35, of Mitchell, S.D., died of injuries sustained in Baghdad, Iraq, on May 8, when an improvised fire projectile struck his HMMWV during combat...


05/09/2006
Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan Commander to Brief             Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, commanding general of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan, will conduct a news briefing at 10:00 a.m. EDT, May 10, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of ongoing...




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