Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Egypt’s Minister of Defense Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi to the Pentagon today at noon 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 North Parking 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 to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.