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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates delivers remarks at the 1st Annual Marine Corps Association Annual Dinner at 8:25 p.m. EDT in the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington Ballroom, Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

The chairman of the MRAP Task Force John Young, along with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes, deputy chief of staff Army G8 (force development) and Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan, commander, Marine Corps Systems Command will hold a news conference on the procurement of mine resistant, ambush protected vehicles at 11 a.m. EDT, July 18, in the DoD Briefing Studio, 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.

 Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England is traveling.



07/18/2007
Marine Corps Association Annual Dinner (Arlington, VA)
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA


07/18/2007
DoD Identifies Navy Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died July 17 as a result of enemy action while conducting combat operations in Salah Ad Din Province, Iraq. The two sailors were assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal...


07/18/2007
Multinational Corps-Iraq Commander to Brief Live From Iraq Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 10:00 a.m. EDT, July 19, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up...




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