Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
Maj. Gen. Russ Handy, commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Iraq, and director, Air Component Coordination Element-Iraq, will brief the media at 10:30 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on the U.S. Air Force’s mission in Iraq. 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.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley; Director, Joint StaffVice Admiral William Gortney; Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli; Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson III; Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr.; and Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Personnel, on general and flag officer requirements at 2 p.m. EDT in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building.