Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, will host a media roundtable at 10 a.m. EDT, August 27, in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, on Marine Corps issues and programs. For more information in regard to this release the media can contact Marine Corps public affairs at (703) 614-4309. 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.