Today in the Department of Defense, August 26, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter awards the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award to 15 companies at a ceremony 10 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon auditorium. The award is the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being 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 1 hour before the ceremony if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The ceremony will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov and https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/9240.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.