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The day's open press events and other DOD happenings and announcements. December 11, 2018

Open Press Events

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Secretary of Defense
James N. Mattis

The secretary has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense
Patrick M. Shanahan

The deputy secretary has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Marine Corps
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

The chairman hosts an Armed Forces full honor arrival ceremony at 10 a.m. EST for Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, commander of Indonesian National Armed Forces, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. The ceremony will be streamed live on the Joint Staff Facebook page:, and at

Additional Open Press Events

Army Col. Jonathan Byrom, Task Force Rifles commander and deputy director of Joint Operations Command - Iraq, briefs the media by video at 11 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on operations. Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the new Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this briefing; plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live at

Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Dr. Lisa Porter testify at 3:30 p.m. EST at a House Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee hearing on DOD's artificial intelligence structure, investments, and applications, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.

DOD Postings: December 11, 2018


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