Vice President Joe Biden will host a welcome ceremony for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in the Pentagon Auditorium (BH650) at 3 p.m. EDT. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will join Vice President Biden and Secretary Hagel for the ceremony. The event will be pooled for television at the head-on position. The cuts position is open for unilateral coverage. Coverage for print reporters and still photographers is open. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than one hour prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the auditorium.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no media or public events on his schedule.