Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Guatemala's Minister of Defense Brig. Gen. Francisco Bermudez to the Pentagon at 11 a.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 10:15 a.m. EST for escort to the cordon.
Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will conduct a DoD news briefing at 1:30 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 12:45 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S.C. Chu and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs William Winkenwerder Jr. testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 2:30 p.m. EST in room SR-325, the Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building.
Commander, U.S. Southern Command Gen. Bantz J. Craddock and Commander, U.S. Northern Command Adm. Timothy J, Keating testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 in room SH-216 Hart Senate Office Building.
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