Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome the Netherlands Minister of Defense Hans Hillen to the Pentagon at 10 a.m. EST. 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 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 to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at 5:30 p.m. EST at the Ambassador S. Davis Phillips Family International Lecture at Duke University, Durham, N.C. The event will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/dukeuniversity . Media interested in attending may contact Camille Jackson at 919-681-8052.