Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz are traveling. There are no public or media events on their schedules.
Gen. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at the AMVETS 59th Annual National Convention banquet this evening, Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at The Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida. A brief media availability will follow his remarks. Media wishing to attend should contact Mr. Dick Flanagan, Director of Communications, AMVETS, at (407) 996-1257 Ext. 4824. See press advisory for details.
Col. Michael S. Linnington, commander of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, will conduct a video-teleconference briefing from Iraq on Friday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781. Media representatives without a Pentagon building pass who are interested in attending this event must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance by 9:30 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort ino the building.
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