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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Romanian Minister of Defense Teodor Melescanu to the Pentagon today at 2 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 North Parking 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 to the cordon.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs S. Ward Casscells testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on cooperation and collaboration by VA and DOD on information technology efforts at 9:30 a.m. in room SR-418 Russell Senate Building.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E579. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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.


09/24/2008
Parade Honoring Retiring Senator John Warner and Congressman Duncan Hunter (Ft. Myer, VA)
As Prepared for Delivery by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Whipple Field, Fort Myer, Virginia


09/24/2008
DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.   1st Lt. Thomas J. Brown, 26, of Burke, Va., died Sept. 23 in Salman Park, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his patrol came under small arms fire during dismounted...


09/24/2008
Brigade Commander to Brief Live From Iraq Army Col. Todd McCaffrey, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, Sep. 25, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.   Journalists without a Pentagon building...




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