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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. 

 

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), in cooperation with Arlington County and other federal and local agencies, will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and operational response to a simulated biological release at the Pentagon on July 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The test will provide valuable information for PFPA’s response in the event of a biological release.  The test consists of the release of a powder simulating a biological attack at the Pentagon South Parking Lot and the subsequent clean-up.  Some 200 volunteers are expected to participate.  Key to this test is the use of helicopters landing and taking off from the Pentagn South Parking Lot, and a decontamination unit at the Navy Annex.  The simulant powder contains a harmless inert bacterium found in soil, water, and air.  A similar test was conducted in 2007.  Dependant upon favorable weather conditions, there are four possible days for the test: July 11, 12, 18, or 19.



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07/11/2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

Spc. Joshua R. Farris, 22, of La Grange, Texas, died July 9 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated...


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