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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will conduct a press briefing today at 5 p.m. EDT on Australia-US Ministerial in San Francisco, Calif.

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

British Army Maj. Gen. Tim Evans, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Chief of Staff, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on current operations. 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.

Commander, Air Force Space Command Gen. William Shelton and Chief Information Officer Teresa Takai testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, on sustaining GPS for national security at 11:30 a.m. EDT in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building.

There are no Speeches available for 9/15/2011. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

Army Releases August Suicide Data

            The Army released suicide data today for the month of August.  Among active-duty soldiers, there were 19 potential suicides:  three have been confirmed as suicides and 16 remain under investigation.  For July...

Secretary Panetta Hosts POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will host the Department of Defense’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Friday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. EDT at the Pentagon River Terrace Parade Field.


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