Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Sweden’s Minister of Defense Mikael Odenberg to the Pentagon today at 11:15 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 10:45 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England hosts an honor cordon to welcome Switzerland’s Chief, Federal Department of Defense Samuel Schmid to the Pentagon today at 10:10 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 9:40 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway, will announce the deployment of the first operational MV-22 Osprey squadron in a press briefing on Friday at 11 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon briefing studio, Pentagon 2E579. Lt. Gen. John G. Castellaw, deputy commandant for aviation, will also speak. See press advisory for details.
Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 10 a.m. EDT, April 13, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. 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 into the building.