Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will visit Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter factory in Fort Worth, Texas. He will tour the facility, talk with employees and conduct a brief media availability. The secretary will then travel to Greenville, Texas, to visit the L3 Communications plant where they are outfitting MC-12 Liberty aircraft with equipment for operations in Afghanistan. Finally, the secretary will travel to Houston where he will participate in a “Helping a hero.org” presentation of keys to a home for a wounded warrior. See press advisory for details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
A National Capital Region Flyover, Arlington National Cemetery, will begin at 11:48 a.m. EDT with one C-130.