Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and senior Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officials deliver remarks beginning at 7:15 p.m. EST at the Centennial of Naval Aviation Commemorative Gala at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Paul Reid, U.S. senior civilian representative, Regional Platform South West, and Michael O'Neill, United Kingdom senior representative in Southern Afghanistan and head of Civil-Military Mission and Provincial Reconstruction Team, Helmand, will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on governance and reconstruction. 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.