Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Lt. Gen. Carter Ham, Director for Operations, J-3 will brief at 1 p.m. EDT, Aug. 16, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an operational update. 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.