Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at 9 a.m. EST at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center renaming ceremony in Bethesda, Md.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey conduct a press briefing at 3 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). All journalists must be seated by 2:50 p.m. 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson; Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey; Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr.; Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno; Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert; Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos; Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz; and Chief, National Guard Bureau Gen. Craig R. McKinley testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the potential membership of the chief, National Guard Bureau on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at 10 a.m. EST in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.