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Secretary of Defense to speak at national defense forum in Ventura County

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The 2022 Reagan National Defense Forum will take place December 2-3 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

Event at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will bring together some members of Congress, military officials and defense industry leaders.

Some of the nation’s leading national security leaders are headed to Ventura County this week, for a national forum on the state of America’s defense preparedness.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III will deliver the keynote address at the two day long event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

A number of current and former members of Congress, senior military leaders, and technology innovators are among those who will be on hand for what’s known as the Reagan National Defense Forum.

The event isn’t open to the public, and is by invitation only.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.