Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Croatian Minister of Defense Davor Božinovic to the Pentagon today at 1:30 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 Entrance 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 William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen delivers remarks at 12:30 p.m. EST at the Annual Chiefs of Mission Conference at the Department of State, 8th Floor, Benjamin Franklin Room, Washington, D.C. Media do not need to RSVP. Pre-set time for video cameras is 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby. Final access time for journalists and still photographers is 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.