Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will visit the USS Peleliu (LHA 5) which is operating off the coast of California. He is expected to make remarks to the crew and embarked Marines during his visit. The remarks will be transcribed and posted at http://www.defense.gov/transcripts.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Warrior Resilience Conference at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
ASD Zach Lemnios, Research and Engineering will speak at 11:35 a.m. EDT at the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology on the importance of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education at Washington, D.C. Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jo Ann Rooney, Director of Air Force Services Brig. Gen. Eden J. Murrie, Dover Medical Examiner Navy Capt. Craig Mallak, and Army Director, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Col. Richard Teolis Jr., will brief the media concerning the release of the Appendix E documents for the Dover Port Mortuary Timeline from the Defense Health Board's Independent Review Subcommittee at 3:30 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; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building