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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Ecuador’s Minister of Defense Javier Ponce Cevallos to the Pentagon today at 1:30 p.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 River 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.

Secretary Gates also hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon today at 3 p.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 River 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 hosts DoD’s Combined Federal Campaign Kick-Off at 11:30 a.m. EDT the Pentagon Conference Center.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, along with Charlie Huebner, chief of U.S. Paralympics and USO President Sloan Gibson, will give brief remarks during the Warrior Games press event at 3:45 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  Media should contact Erich Langer, Army Warrior Transition Command, at 703-201-7638 for more information.



09/20/2010
Remarks at the Combined Federal Campaign Kick-Off Ceremony
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, Pentagon Conference Center


09/20/2010
DOD Identifies Army Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

              Maj. Paul D....



09/20/2010
Regional Command North Commanding General and Deputy to Brief Live from Afghanistan

              German Maj. Gen. Hans-Werner Fritz, commanding general for Regional Command North, and his U.S. Army deputy, Col. Sean Mulholland, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Sept. 21, in the...




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