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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.


Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen speaks at the Hill's Tribute to Troops Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. EDT in The Liaison, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C.  Interested media should call Sheila Casey at (202) 628-8510.


The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nominations of Adm. James G. Stavridis for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Lt. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, to be general and Commander, U.S. Southern Command; and Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal to be general and Commander, International Security Assistance Force and Commander, U.S. Forces, Afghanistan at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building.  The nominees will be present.


Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant of the United States Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Fiscal Year 2010 Department of the Navy Budget Overview at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room Dirksen 192.


Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Schloesser, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-101, and commanding general, 101st Airborne Division, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, June 2, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Afghanistan.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.


There are no Speeches available for 6/2/2009. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

Army Announces BCT Stationing Decision The secretary of the Army announced today that in accordance with the President’s budget, the Army has halted the plan to build three additional brigade combat teams (BCTs) at Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Carson, Colo., and Fort Stewart, Ga.   This decision will not affect the Army’s...

Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) Fact Sheet Available The 2009 NPR Terms of Reference fact sheet is now available on DefenseLink.


The NPR will establish U.S. nuclear deterrence policy, strategy, and force posture for the next five to 10 years and provide a basis for the negotiation of a follow-on agreement to the...

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