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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.

Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, will brief the media live from ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, at 9 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on current operations in Afghanistan.  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.

A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery occurs at 11:38 a.m. EDT with one B-52.



There are no Speeches available for 8/10/2011. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


08/10/2011
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 9, 2011

                   This week the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force announced a decrease in activated reservists, while the Coast Guard announced an increase. The net collective result is 876 fewer...



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