Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, April 07, 2011

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.

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

Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb and Commander, U.S. Africa Command, Army Gen. Carter F. Ham testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2012 and future years' defense program at in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on Military Construction and the Veterans Administration at in room H-140, Capitol.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead; Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos; Chief of Staff U.S. Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz and Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on repeal of the law commonly known as Don't Ask-Don't Tell at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert F. Hale and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) Dorothy Robyn testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on the fiscal 2012 budget request for DoD at 2 p.m. EDT in room SD-124, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey; Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz; Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert; Marine Corps Assist Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., and Coast Guard Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara deliver remarks at 6 p.m. EDT at Operation Homefront's 2011 Military Child of the Year reception at the Ritz Carlton, Crystal City, Va.  Media interested in attending should contact Aaron Taylor at 202-744-1326.

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