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Today in DOD

Today in DOD for April 8, 2024

Under Secretary of the Navy Erik Raven, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti, and Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Christopher Mahoney provide remarks at 9 a.m. EDT at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space 2024 opening ceremony and Chiefs Leadership Discussion at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland.

Illinois National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Richard R. Neely, Colorado National Guard commander Maj. Gen. Laura Clellan, Space Force Director of Joint Forces Development and Training Brig. Gen. Samuel C. Keener, and two planners host an on-the-record media roundtable at 10:30 a.m. EDT via Zoom on international Space Exercise Vulcan Guard and National Guard space operations. RSVP by 9 a.m. EDT at

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment Brendan Owens (1 p.m. EDT); Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) Rachel Jacobson and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations, and Environment Dr. Ravi I. Chaudhary (1 p.m. EDT); Air Force Medical Agency and Air Force Nurse Corps Commander Maj. Gen. Jeannine M. Ryder (3:30 p.m. EDT); and other senior officials speak at the Association of Defense Communities 2024 National Summit, Arlington, Virginia.