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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Tina Jonas testify on cost of military operations and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan at a hearing of the House Budget Committee at 10 a.m. EDT in room 210 Cannon House Office Building.

Adm. Michael G. Mullen, USN and Gen. James E. Cartwright testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on their nominations at 9:30 a.m. in room SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building.

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Readiness Paul W. Mayberry and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Philip W. Grone, will conduct a press availability in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. at the 2007 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference at 5:30 p.m., July 31. They will be prepared to answer questions related to the conference and the Department’s initiatives to sustain its military test and training mission.  See press advisory for details.

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard A. Cody will hold a press conference in the Pentagon briefing room, 2E579, at 3 p.m. 

Director of Joint Training U.S. Joint Forces Command Maj. Gen. Jason K. Kamiya USA, Deputy Director of Operations U.S. Central Command Brig. Gen. Jack B. Eggington, USAF and others testify on use of In Lieu Of, Ad Hoc and Augmentee Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Principal Director of Manpower and Personnel for Assistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs Tom Bush testifies on DoD-VA educational issues at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at 9:30 in room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building.



07/31/2007
Statement for the Record before the House Budget Committee
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Washington, DC


07/31/2007
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty         The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.  

       Cpl. Sean A. Stokes, 24, of Auburn, Calif., died July 30 from wounds suffered...


07/31/2007
DoD Ceremony Marks End of First Phase of Check-it Campaign             DoD will hold an award ceremony mark the end of the first phase of the Check-it Campaign  Aug. 3 at 1:30 p.m. EDT in Pentagon Room 3E664. Awards will be presented to DoD employees who demonstrated excellence in internal...




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