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Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will host a full honor cordon for Chief of the Russian General Staff/First Deputy Defense Minister General of the Army Nikolay Y. Makarov at 9:30 EDT on the River Parade Field.  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 703-697-4272 for escort into the building. 

Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Gen. C. Robert Kehler delivers remarks at the Congressional Breakfast Series regarding nuclear deterrence, arms control, missile defense and defense policy at 8 a.m. EDT at the Reserve Officers Association "Minuteman" Building, corner of 1st St., NE and Constitution Ave., Washington D.C.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs (A8) Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher D. Miller and Adjutant General for Washington State Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Lowenberg testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness concerning the Department of the Air Force Aircraft Force Structure Reductions at 11 a.m. EDT, in room 2212, at the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs George E. Little and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Media Operations Capt. John Kirby will brief the media at 1 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  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 7/12/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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