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     Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Republic of the Philippines to the Pentagon today at 11:30 a.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 North Parking 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 to the cordon.

             Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Pentagon today at 5:45 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 North Parking 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 to the cordon.
 
            Defense Contract Management Agency Director Mitchell Howell testifies before the HOGR regarding AEY Inc. and ammunition contracts for Afghanistan at 10 a.m. at 2154 Rayburn Washington, D.C.
 
            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 9 a.m. EDT, June 24, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Afghanistan. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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.
 
            Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media event on his schedule.


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