Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Australian Minister for Defense John Philip Faulkner to the Pentagon today at 2 p.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. 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.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at 7:30 a.m. EST to the Government Executive Leadership Breakfast at the National Press Club 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending should contact Andrea White, Government Executive, direct: 202- 266-7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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.