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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Finland’s Minister of Defense Jyri Häkämies to the Pentagon today at 9:15 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule. 

The Senate Armed Services Committee has reconfirmation hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT with Adm. Michael G. Mullen, for reappointment to the grade of admiral and reappointment as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in room SD 106, Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead delivers remarks at 7:30 a.m. EDT at the Government Executive Magazine Leadership Breakfast at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 


Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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 Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Security Clearance Reform: Moving Forward on Modernization at 2:30m p.m. EDT in room Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 342. 

A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery begins at 3:05 p.m. EDT with three F/A-18’s.

There are no Speeches available for 9/15/2009. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


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Military Leadership Diversity Commission First Meetings The Military Leadership Diversity Commission will hold its first meeting from 9:25 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., EDT, Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Double Tree Hotel, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Va.   22202.   A second meeting will be held in the same location on the following day, Friday,...

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