Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Japan's Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon today at 1 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Following their bi-lateral meeting, they will conduct a press conference at 1:55 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room (2E973). 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.