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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta  gives a farewell address to the Pentagon community in the Center Courtyard of the Pentagon at 9 a.m. EST.  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge 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 to the event.

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno give remarks at the Medal of Honor Ceremony at 4 p.m. EST in honor of Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha in the Pentagon Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), Robert F. Hale, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno,  Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, Air Force Chief Of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Frank J. Grass testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on sequestration at 9:30 a.m. EST in Room G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.  

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey attends the Medal of Honor Ceremony at 4 p.m. EST in honor of Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha in the Pentagon Auditorium, Washington, D.C. 



02/12/2013
Medal of Honor Ceremony – Clint Romesha
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, The Pentagon


02/12/2013
Statement by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta State of The Union Announcement on Afghanistan

            I welcome President Obama’s announcement tonight that 34,000 American troops will be home from Afghanistan by this time next year.  This plan to continue drawing down our forces in a phased approach over the coming...

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