Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon and meeting in honor of the Minister of Defense of Albania, Her Excellency Mimi Kodheli to the Pentagon at 10 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey currently have no public or open media events on their schedules.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica Wright hosts the 34th Annual Department of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony to honor Department of Defense Components for outstanding achievements in the hiring, retention, and advancement of individuals with disabilities at 2 p.m. EDT, Pentagon Auditorium, Arlington, Virginia.