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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.

Army Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, director, joint training and commander of the Joint Warfighting Center, Suffolk, Va., and Brig. Gen. Michael Ferriter, deputy commander for operations, 18th Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, N.C. will brief live from Ft. Bragg at 10 a.m. EDT, Aug. 23, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. The brief is to provide an update on the Unified Endeavor Mission Rehearsal Exercise .07-02 taking place at Ft. Bragg in preparation for the 18th Airborne Corps’ spring deployment to Iraq.  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
 
Brig. Gen. Richard Sherlock, deputy director for operational planning, Joint Chiefs of Staff, provides an operations update to Pentagon press at 1 p.m. EDT, Aug. 23, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  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.


There are no Speeches available for 8/23/2007. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


08/23/2007
DoD Identifies Army Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of 14 soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. They died Aug. 22 in Multaka, Iraq, of injuries suffered when their helicopter crashed.   Killed were the following soldiers assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air...


08/23/2007
Multinational Division-Center Commander to Brief Live From Iraq Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Multi-National Division-Center, will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EDT, Aug. 24, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up...




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