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Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeldconducts a Town Hall Meeting followed by a media availability at 8 a.m. PDT at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

Rumsfeld also delivers remarks to the Greater Phoenix Leadership at noon PDT in the Biltmore Hotel, McArthur Ballroom, 2400 Missouri, Phoenix, Az.Mediainterested in attending this eventmust contact The Kur Carr Group, Inc. at (602) 253-5838.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz has no public or media events onhis schedule.

Legal Advisor to the Appointing Authority for the Office of Military Commissions, Brig. Gen.Thomas L. Hemingway, will provide media an update on the preliminary hearings for military commissions at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive not 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. For more information on this briefing see the http://www.defenselink.mil/advisories/2004/pa20040825-0604.html.

Arizona Town Hall Meeting
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Marine Corp Air Station, Yuma, Arizona
08/26/2004:   Greater Phoenix Leadership

DoD Identifies Army Casualty div class="text12"> The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Spc. Charles L. Neeley, 19, of Mattoon, Ill., died Aug. 25 in Tikrit, Iraq, when his tractor-trailer rolled over as he attempted to access a pontoon bridge....

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