Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Colombian Minister of Defense Juan Manuel Santos to the Pentagon today at 10:15 a.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 Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment Wayne Arny
, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations and Environment Keith Eastin
, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Environment B. J. Penn
and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment and Logistics Kevin W. Billings
testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee
on acquisition and disposal of military lands: Department of Defense's Real Property Management Challenges in the 21st Century at 9 a.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.