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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deborah L. James, Marcel J. Lettre II, and Jessica G. Wright testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on their appointments to be secretary of the Air Force, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, and undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness at 9:30 a.m. EDT, in room SD-G50, Dirksen Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh hosts a retirement ceremony in honor of Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont at 11:30 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Auditorium (BH650).

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations & Low-Intensity Conflict Garry Reid and Vice Director of Operations (J-3) Air Force Maj. Gen. Darryl Roberson testify before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the "Defense Department's posture for September 11, 2013: What are the Lessons of Benghazi?", at 3:30 p.m. EDT, in room 2119, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presents the game ball at the Washington Nationals U.S. Air Force Appreciation Game at 6 p.m. EDT, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.



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09/19/2013
Readout of Secretary Hagel's call with Libya's Minister of Defense Abdullah al-Thani

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:

This morning Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke by phone with newly appointed Libyan Minister of Defense Abdullah al-Thani.

Secretary Hagel highlighted the United States' support to Libya and...



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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
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New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
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