Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules.
Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command/Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces - Afghanistan Army Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti will brief the media at 9 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on current operations. 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.
Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho; Surgeon General of the Navy Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan; Surgeon General of the Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles B. Green; and Commander, Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical Navy Vice Adm. John M. Mateczun testify at 10 a.m. EST at a hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense, on military health systems governance in room 2359, Rayburn House Office Building.