Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts a Full Honors Arrival Ceremony to welcome the People’s Republic of China Central Military Commission Vice Chairman Gen. Xu Caihou to the Pentagon today at 10 a.m. EDT. The ceremony will be held on the Pentagon River Parade Field. 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 William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Army Maj. Gen. Richard Nash, commander of Multi-National Division-South and Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz, commander of the Iraqi Army 14th Division, will brief live from Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Oct. 27, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. 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.
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