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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.

Marine Col. Lewis Craparotta, commander of Regimental Combat Team 1, will brief live from Camp Fallujah, Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, June 30, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in western 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.
Press Briefing: Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann, legal advisor to the convening authority for the Office of Military Commissions, will discuss recently sworn charges against a high value detainee at GTMO at 1 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.


There are no Speeches available for 6/30/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


06/30/2008
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Staff Sgt. Edgar A. Heredia, 28, of Houston died June 26 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2 nd Marine Special...


06/30/2008
DoD to Announce Standard Set of Recruiting Waiver Criteria Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy Bill Carr will brief the press on the signing of a policy revision to standardize recruiting waivers at 2 p.m. EDT, July 1, 2008, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579.    Journalists without a Pentagon building...




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