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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will conduct a media roundtable at 1:15 p.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  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.
 
Secretary Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Latvia's Minister of Defense Atis Slakteris to the Pentagon today at 9:30 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 9 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
 
Secretary Gates also hosts an honor cordon to welcome Brazil's Minister of Defense Waldir Pires to the Pentagon today at 2:15 p.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 1:55 p.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
 
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
 
Army Col. William Bulen, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Afghanistan Engineer District, will brief live from Afghanistan at 9:30 a.m. EDT, June 29, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing reconstruction and infrastructure development efforts 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.
 
Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commanding general of Multi-National Division Baghdad and First Cavalry Division, will brief live from Iraq at 10:30 a.m. EDT, June 29, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.  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.


There are no Speeches available for 6/29/2007. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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