Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Norwegian Minister of Defense Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen to the Pentagon today at 5:45 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 Pedestrian Bridge 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 Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.