Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
Director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Army Col. Robert W. Saum testifies at a hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on suicide prevention at 10 a.m. EDT in room 334, Cannon House Office Building.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD 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.
A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery occurs at 2:05 p.m. EDT with four F-16’s.