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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Estonia's President Toomas Ilves to the Pentagon today at 11 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 10:30 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon. 

Secretary of Gates also hosts an honor cordon to welcome Germany's Minister of Defense Franz Josef Jung to the Pentagon today at noon EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 11:30 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Vice Chief of Staff U.S, Army Gen. Richard Cody testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building
 
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Expeditionary Warfare Roger Smith, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps, Programs and Resources Lt. Gen. Emerson Gardner and Director, Portfolio Systems Acquisition, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics David Ahern testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 4 p.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Army Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel, deputy commanding general for operations for Combined Joint Task Force-82, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9 a.m. EDT, June 26, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security and stability 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.


06/26/2007
Statement for the Record on DoD management
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Washington, DC


06/26/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   Spc. Eric C. Palmer, 21, of Maize, Kan., died June 24 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by insurgents...


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