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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on fiscal 2011 budget overview at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

 Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn III hosts an honor cordon to welcome Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis to the Pentagon today at 12:30 p.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Commander, U.S. Central Command Army Gen. David H. Petraeus testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Afghanistan at 9 a.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller Jr.; Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Air Force Gen.Kevin P. Chilton and Director, Missile Defense Agency Army Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O'Reilly testify at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the new START Treaty at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 419, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and Commander, U.S.  Central Command Army Gen. David H. Petraeus testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on developments in Afghanistan at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.



06/16/2010
Senate Appropriations Committee - Defense Opening Statement
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building


06/16/2010
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of June 15, 2010

                 This week the Army, Marine Corps and Air Force and Coast Guard announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Navy announced an increase. The net collective result is 1,847 fewer...



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