Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon today at 3 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.
Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Department of the Navy in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2011 and the Future Years Defense Program at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SD-G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff U. S. Army General George W. Casey Jr. testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 2011 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Army at 10 a.m. EST in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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.