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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules. 

Army Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-82, and commanding general, 82nd Airborne Division, will brief live from Afghanistan at 10 a.m. EDT, August 4, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Afghanistan.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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. 

Dutch Army Brig. Gen. Tom Middendorp, commander of Task Force Uruzgan, will brief live from Afghanistan at noon EDT, August 4, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in southern Afghanistan.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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. 

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will conduct a simulated exercise, Amalgom Arrow 09-S1 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

 Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Alexander Vershbow testifies at a hearing of Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Russia/Georgia Conflict at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building.



There are no Speeches available for 8/4/2009. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


08/04/2009
DoD Identifies Army Casualties             The Department of Defense announced today the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their vehicle with an improvised explosive device...


08/04/2009
U. S. Air Force Global Strike Command Briefing Announced Secretary of the Air Force, Michael B. Donley, and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, will discuss the activation of Air Force Global Strike Command during a briefing at 11 a.m. EDT, August 5, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E973.

 

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