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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.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen, will conduct a press briefing at 11:45 a.m. EDT, August 28, in the Pentagon 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.

Army Col. Pat White, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division will brief live from Iraq at 11 a.m. EDT, Aug. 28, 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 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.



08/28/2008
Indonesian Independence Celebration, Embassy of Indonesia (Washington, D.C.)
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England, Embassy of Indonesia, Washington, D.C.


08/28/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   Pfc Tan Q. Ngo, 20, of Beaverton, Ore., died Aug. 27 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, when his mounted patrol received small...


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