United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

spacer

Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Bookmark and Share



Secretary of Defense Robert Gates delivers remarks at 5 p.m. EDT at the Ambassador S. Davis Phillips Family International Lecture in the Bryan Center on Duke University West Campus, Durham, N.C.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III; Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright testify at a hearing of House Armed Services Committee on Department of Defense's efficiency initiative at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer Robert Hale testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on improving financial accountability at the Department of Defense at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building.



09/29/2010
Lecture at Duke University (All-Volunteer Force)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Durham, North Carolina


09/29/2010
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring...



09/29/2010
Regional Command West Commanding General and Deputy to Brief live from Afghanistan

                 Italian Brig. Gen. Claudio Berto, commanding general for Regional Command West, and his Deputy Chief of Staff for Stability Operations, Italian Col. Vito Cracas, will brief the media live from...





Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.


Featured Photos More »

  • U.S. Defense Chuck Hagel shakes hands with Guatemalan Defense Minister Manuel Lopez Ambrosio as Charge d'Affaires Bruce Williamson from the U.S. Embassy looks on upon Hagel's arrival in Guatemala City, Guatemala, April 24, 2014. Hagel will visit with defense counterparts, the Guatemalan president and U.S. troops conducting exercises in the area. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from right, walks with Secretary of National Defense Gen. Salvador Zepeda Cienfuegos and Naval Secretary Adm. Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz, Mexico's defense ministers, and Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson after an honors ceremony in Mexico City, April 24, 2014. Hagel participated in the second North American Defense Ministerial conference, which brought together the defense leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, far left, participates in the second North American Defense Ministerial conference with Secretary of National Defense Gen. Salvador Zepeda Cienfuegos and Naval Secretary Adm. Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz, Mexico's defense ministers, and Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson in Mexico City, April 24, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Marine Sgt. Orrin G. Stanford looks out of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter while conducting search and rescue operations April, 22, 2014, for the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of Jindo island. Stanford is a crew chief assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Senyk
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
Start/stop Featured Photo Gallery Slideshow GUATEMALAN WELCOMEWALK AND TALKMEXICO MINISTERIALSEA SEARCHTRACKINGWALL JUMPROOF REPAIRTEETH TEAMCRAWL CRINGE

The Pentagon Channel

  • Video Thumbnail: Navy Hero To Be Honored Posthumously

    Navy Hero To Be Honored Posthumously

    ℠2014- Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo will be...

  • Video Thumbnail: US Paratroopers Arrive in Poland

    US Paratroopers Arrive in Poland

    ℠2014- About 150 paratroopers arrived in Poland...

  • Video Thumbnail: Hagel Arrives in Mexico City

    Hagel Arrives in Mexico City

    ℠2014- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is in Mexico City...

  • Video Thumbnail: Hagel to Travel to Mexico, Guatemala

    Hagel to Travel to Mexico, Guatemala

    ℠2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is preparing for...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.