Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Slovenian Minister of Defense Ljubica Jelusic to the Pentagon today at 9 a.m. EDT. 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.
Secretary Robert Gates is honored at 6:30 p.m. EDT at the American Patriot Award Gala presented by the National Defense University Foundation in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C. For more information on the American Patriot Award and the Gala, please visit http://www.americanpatriotaward.org and http://www.NDUFoundation.org/Gates or contact Nancy Miller at 202-685-2527, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.