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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Portugal’s Minister of National Defense Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco to the Pentagon at 10:30 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 Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Press Secretary) George Little and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Media Operations) Capt. John Kirby (by satellite from Kabul, Afghanistan) will conduct a press briefing at 11:30 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance 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.



There are no Speeches available for 2/27/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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DOD and VA Secretaries Meet at Pentagon

            Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta welcomed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki today to the Pentagon for the latest in a series of regular meetings the two secretaries have held on issues of common...



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Reception Prior to White House Dinner to Honor Veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn

            Media are invited to a small reception with service members who will be attending the Feb. 29 White House dinner hosted by President and Mrs. Obama to express the nation’s gratitude to, and recognize the significant...





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