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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Deputy Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia Prince Salman bin Sultan to the Pentagon at 1:45 p.m. EDT. 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 Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.



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03/20/2014
Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Jackson The Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.   Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the principal address at the ceremony, and Dr. Katherine...


03/20/2014
Department of Defense Press Briefing with Rear Adm. Kirby

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby will conduct a briefing today at 3 p.m. EDT 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;...





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