Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith to the Pentagon at noon 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 Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will speak at the Energy Efficiency Global Forum at 10 a.m. EDT, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.