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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.

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.



There are no Speeches available for 8/27/2008. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


08/27/2008
National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 27, 2008             This week the Army and Coast Guard announced an increase, while the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps announced a decrease. The net collective result is 4,519 more reservists activated than last week.   ...


08/27/2008
Brigade Commander To Brief Live From Iraq             Army Col. Pat White, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division will brief live from Iraq at 11 a.m. EST, Aug. 28, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in...




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