Today in the Department of Defense, December 9, 2015

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul Selva provide testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on the U.S. strategy to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria at 9:30 a.m. EST, SD-106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work hosts an honor cordon welcoming the Slovak Republic’s Minister of Defence His Excellency Martin Glvac to Pentagon at 9:30 a.m. EST at the Pentagon River Entrance.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be escorted from the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only after security screening.  Security screening will begin at approximately 8:45 a.m. EST; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  All journalists wishing to cover the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon building badge, must be in place no later than 9:15 a.m. EST.  Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. is traveling.

Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe briefs the press on Operation Atlantic Resolve, the Army’s ongoing support to our European Allies and partners, at 3:15 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Visitor’s Center only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-692-1580 for escort to the briefing.

Source: U.S  Department of Defense

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