Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Italy’s Minister of Defense Arturo Parisi to the Pentagon today at 11:15 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 10:45 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations Capabilities Celeste Ward testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on stabilization and reconstruction operations: learning from the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) experience.
Secretary of the Navy Donald H. Winter will present the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award to Mario Monaco Jr., at a ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes at 10 a.m. EDT. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up from the metro 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) 697-5342 for escort into the building.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 2 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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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