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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Magnus testifies on  follow-up hearing on the notification of family members of next of kin of deceased and wounded process for the Marine Corps before the House Armed Services Committee at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Theresa Whelan testifies on Africa Command: Opportunity for Enhanced Engagement or the Militarization of U.S.-Africa Relations? before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology James I. Finley and Chief of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp testify on Disaster Planning and Recovery: Are We Ready for Another Katrina? before the House Small Business Committee at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2360 Rayburn House Office Building.



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08/02/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

 

Cpl. Jason M. Kessler, 29, of Mount Vernon, Wash., died July 30 in northern Iraq of wounds suffered from a rocket-propelled grenade.   He was...


08/02/2007
Brigade Commander to Brief Live From Iraq Col. John Charlton, commander of the 1st Brigade, 3 rd Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, Aug. 3, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.

Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will...



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