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Today in the Department of Defense, May 24, 2017

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. are traveling. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work has no public or media events on his schedule.
 
National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Joseph Lengyel (10 a.m. EDT); and Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, Navy Reserve Chief Vice Adm. Luke M. McCollum, Marine Corps Forces Reserve Commander Lt. Gen. Rex McMillam, and Air Force Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller (11 a.m. EDT), testify at a House Appropriations Subcommittee (Defense) hearing on the National Guard and Reserve, H-140 Capitol Building, Washington, District of Columbia. The hearing will be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.
 
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller, testify at 10:30 a.m. EDT at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee (Defense) hearing on the Navy and Marine Corps budgets, Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia. The hearing will be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.
 
Doug Lamont, the senior official performing the duties of the assistant secretary of the Army (civil works); and Army Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general and chief of Engineers, testify at 10:30 a.m. EDT at a House Appropriations Subcommittee (Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies) hearing on Corps of Engineers (Civil Works) and the Bureau of Reclamation fiscal 2018 budget requests, 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
 
Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, briefs the media live from Baghdad at 11 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on operations.  Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only, or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.
 
Allison Stiller, performing the duties of assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development, and acquisition); Vice Adm. William Lescher, deputy chief of naval operations, integration of capabilities and resources; and Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, deputy Marine Corps commandant, combat development and integration, testify at 2 p.m. EDT at a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces hearing, 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia. The hearing will be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.
 
Navy Adm. James Caldwell Jr., deputy administrator for naval reactors, National Nuclear Security Administration, testifies at 2:30 p.m. EDT at a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee (Strategic Forces) hearing on Department of Energy atomic energy defense activities and programs, Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
 
Army Lt. Gen. John Murray, deputy chief of staff (G-8); Army Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics and technology); Marine Brig. Gen. Joe Shrader, commanding general, Marine Corps Systems Command; and Marine Lt. Gen. Gary Thomas, deputy commandant for programs and resources, testify at 3:30 p.m. EDT at a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces hearing on the ground force modernization budget request, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia. The hearing will be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.

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