Today in the Department of Defense, August 29, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosts an enhanced honor cordon to welcome India's Minister of Defense His Excellency Manohar Parrikar to the Pentagon at 12:50 p.m. EDT on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Following their bilateral meeting, they will conduct a joint press conference at 2:30 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Security screening for the honor cordon will begin at approximately 12:15 p.m. EDT at the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge. All journalists covering the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon building pass, must obtain a wrist band from security screening. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass covering the enhanced honor cordon will be escorted from the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only after security screening. All journalists wishing to cover the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon building badge, must be in place no later than 12:35 p.m. EDT. Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions regarding the honor cordon. Journalists without a building pass who wish to cover the joint press conference only will be escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only; or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.