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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Central Military Commission Vice Chairman of the People's Republic of China Gen. Guo Boxiong to the Pentagon at 11:30 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 11 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Mr. John P. Roth, Deputy Comptroller from the Department of Defense will discuss how effective are Defense processes for producing reliable, accurate, and timely cost estimates for the Global War on Terrorism. The hearing, "Global War on Terrorism (GWOT): Accuracy and Reliability of Cost Estimates" is scheduled for 2:00 pm EDT in room 2154 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Chief, National Guard Bureau, Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum will provide remarks at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's 97th annual convention at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.



There are no Speeches available for 7/18/2006. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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Missing WWII Airmen Identified The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that nine servicemen missing in action from World War II have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

They are 1 st Lt. William M. Hafner, Norfolk, Va.; 2 nd Lt. Arthur C....


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Commander to Provide Lebanon Departure Operations Update Navy Vice Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet; and Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander, will brief the news media at 2 p.m. EDT, July 18, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing U.S....




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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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