Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Vice President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China to the Pentagon today at 3:15 p.m. EST. The ceremony will be held on the Pentagon River Parade Field. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 40 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the ceremony.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.