Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Secretary of Veteran's Affairs Eric Shinseki conduct a joint press conference at 11:15 a.m. EST in the Sonny Montgomery conference room, Veteran's Affairs Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave., Washington, D.C.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III will brief the media at 9 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). 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.