United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

spacer

Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Bookmark and Share



Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno will deliver remarks at an induction ceremony for Medal of Honor recipient former Army Capt. William Swenson at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Pentagon Auditorium (room BH650), Washington, D.C. 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 event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.



10/16/2013
Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Captain William Swenson
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Auditorium


10/16/2013
Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Australian Defence Minister David Johnston

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Australian Defence Minister David Johnston this evening to congratulate him on his new position. Secretary Hagel and Minister Johnston discussed continuing to strengthen...



There are no Press Advisories available for 10/16/2013. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more


There are no Contracts available for 10/16/2013. Please see the Contracts overview page for more


There are no Transcripts available for 10/16/2013. Please see the Transcripts overview page for more


View older Today in DoD

Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.

DoD Video News

  • Video Thumbnail: Dempsey Talks Sequestration On Capitol Hill

    Dempsey Talks Sequestration On Capitol Hill

    ℠2015 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testified...

  • Video Thumbnail: Navy Reserve Celebrates its Centennial

    Navy Reserve Celebrates its Centennial

    ℠2015 – DoD News highlights a video on the Navy’s official YouTube page that...

  • Video Thumbnail: Frank Kendall Speaks on the Defense Industry’s Testing Process

    Frank Kendall Speaks on the Defense Industry’s Testing Process

    ℠2015 – Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics...

  • Video Thumbnail: SECDEF Ash Carter Talks Sequestration on Capitol Hill

    SECDEF Ash Carter Talks Sequestration on Capitol Hill

    ℠2015 - Defense Secretary Ash Carter testified on Capitol Hill about the...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.

Additional Links

Stay Connected