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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates speaks at the 100th anniversary National Scout Jamboree at 9:30 a.m. EDT at Ft. AP Hill, Va.  Please contact Renee Fairrer, Manager of Media Relations for Boy Scouts of America at 972-898-4592, or Renee.Fairrer@scouting.org for information. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn is traveling. 

Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commanding general for Regional Command East, and Thomas Gibbons, senior civilian representative for Regional Command East, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, July 28, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on current operations.  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. 

Commander, Fleet Forces Command Navy Adm. John Harvey; Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command Navy Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Fleet Readiness and Logistics (N4) Navy Vice Adm. William Burke testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on surface fleet readiness at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building. 

Director of Enlisted PME Marine Corps University Marine Corps Col. James J. Minick; Director, Institute for NCO Professional Development, Training and Doctrine Command John Sparks; Director, Total Force Requirements Division, U.S. Navy Scott Lutterloh and Director of Force Development Deputy Chief of Staff Manpower and Personnel U.S. Air Force Dan Sitterly testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Transformation in Progress:  The services' enlisted professional military education programs at 1:30 p.m., EDT in room, 2212, Rayburn House Office Building. 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations James Schear testifies at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on SOUTHCOM and AFRICOM, lessons learned at 2 p.m. EDT in room in 2247, Rayburn House Office Building.

Boy Scout Jamboree
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

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