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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 will hold an All Hands Call with airmen from Joint Base Charleston’s 628th Air Base Wing, 437th Airlift Wing and 315th Airlift Wing at 1:30 pm EDT in the base theater.  During the All Hands Call, he will present three airmen with Bronze Star medals from their deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Media should RSVP to Lt. Carmen Judge at carmen.judge@charleston.af.mil or 843-963-3888.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will address the workforce at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic who are integrating the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle at 11 a.m. EDT at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C.  Media contact is Lonnie Cowart at lonnie.cowart@navy.mil or 843-218-5801.

Army Maj. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commanding general for Combined Joint Task Force-82 and Regional Command East, and Dawn Liberi, senior civilian representative for Combined Joint Task Force-82, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, June 3, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing 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 6/3/2010. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DOD Announces Ohio and Washington National Guard HRFs

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Deputy Secretary Announces Initiative to Reduce Overhead and Improve Efficiencies

                Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn will conduct a press briefing on the Defense Department’s initiatives to reduce overhead and improve efficiencies at 9:30 a.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing...

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