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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the fiscal 2012 Department of Defense budget at 11 a.m. EDT in room SD-192, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn is traveling.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers remarks at 10 a.m. EDT at the 2011 Naval Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Forum at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria, Va.  Media interested in attending may contact Peter Bietti at 703-501-6515.

Opening Summary - Senate Appropriations Committee - Defense (Budget Request)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Pfc. Eric D. Soufrine, 20, of Woodbridge, Conn., died June 14 in Farah...

Regional Command Southwest Commanding General to Brief Live from Afghanistan

            Maj. Gen. John Toolan Jr., commanding general for Regional Command Southwest, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EDT, June 16, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on current...

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