Sunday, March 27, 2011

Today in the Department of Defense, Monday, March 28, 2011

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations at in New York City.

USS Arlington Christening

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (March 26, 2011) Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, christens the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Arlington (LPD 24) at Northrop Grumman shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. Arlington is the third San Antonio-class ship that will be named in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. USS New York (LPD 21) has been delivered to the Navy and Somerset (LPD 25) is under construction. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dale Patrick Frost/Released)