Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will welcome Japan’s Minister of Defense Satoshi Morimoto to the Pentagon with an honor cordon at the River Entrance at 2 p.m. EDT, Aug. 3. Following their bi-lateral meeting, they will conduct a press conference at 3:15 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room (2E973).
Minister Morimoto will fly on an MV-22 aircraft at 4:30 p.m. EDT. Journalists are allowed to film the departure and arrival of the Osprey at the Pentagon.
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the events; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.