Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Alexandr Vondra 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.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta attends the State of the Union address at 9 p.m. EST.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.