Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Portugal's Minister of National Defense Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco to the Pentagon at 10:45 a.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 Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.