Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to the Pentagon today at 4:30 p.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Parking Entrance. 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 to the cordon.
Secretary Gates participates in the promotion ceremony for Lieutenant General Ann E. Dunwoody at 10:00 a.m. in the Pentagon Auditorium, room BH650 at 10 a.m. EST. Media interested in attending should contact Army Public Affairs (703) 692-2000.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
General Dunwoody will conduct a media availability at 11 45 a.m. in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973. To cover the event, contact Lt. Col. George Wright, Army Public Affairs, at 703-697-5343, or Maj. Nate Banks, at 703-697-7550.