Secretary of Defense Ash Carter provides remarks at the Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar at 8:45 a.m. EDT at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW, Washington, District of Columbia. Also scheduled to appear: Lt. Gen. David Halverson, commander, Army Installation Management Command; Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services; and Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command (7:30 a.m. EDT); Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer (11 a.m. EDT); and Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander, U.S. Pacific Command (2:15 p.m. EDT).
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.
Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, chief of staff, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media live from Southwest Asia at 11:30 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on operations. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance 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 into the building.