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 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta testifies before a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Veterans Affairs Committee on "Back from the Battlefield: DoD and VA Collaboration to Assist Service Members Returning to Civilian Life" at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Poland's Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak to the Pentagon today at 3:15 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

 Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will give remarks at 7:20 p.m. EDT at an Iftar for the Pentagon community at the Pentagon Conference Center to break the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Please contact the Pentagon Chaplain Office at 703-693-9268 for additional information.

 Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter is traveling.

 Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley delivers remarks at a 2012 Air Force Association Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series event on Air Force perspectives and challenges at 8 a.m. EDT at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington, D.C.

 Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno co-host the Twilight Tattoo Ceremony at 7 p.m. EDT at Whipple Field, Fort Meyer, Washington, D.C.




07/25/2012
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, 26, of Traverse City, Mich., died July 24 while conducting...



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