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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert to the Pentagon at 12:30 p.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. 

Secretary Chuck Hagel gives remarks alongside Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki at 3:15 p.m. EDT,  after a congressional roundtable discussion on the VA claims backlog hosted by Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md).  Media should arrive no later than 2:45 p.m. EDT,  in the hall outside of S116 (the Foreign Relations Committee room), the Capitol. For logistical questions, please contact Eve Goldsher at eve_goldsher@appro.senate.gov

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno testify before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on the Army Fiscal 2014 Budget Request at 10 a.m. EDT, room 192, the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno hosts the "Salute from the Chief" Twilight Tattoo at 6 p.m. EDT, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Washington, D.C.





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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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