Monday, January 24, 2011

Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates attends the State of the Union address at

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers remarks at the Clean Economy Summit at at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.  Media interested in attending may contact Capt. Beci Brenton at 703-697-7491.

Michael O'Neill, Head of Mission for the U.K.-led Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on joint Afghan-coalition efforts towards stability.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.

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