Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will deliver a statement to reporters in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. EDT.
Following Secretary Panetta's remarks, Holly Petraeus, assistant director for the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Chuck Milam will brief reporters on important efforts to enhance the financial health of the force.
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.