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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome China’s Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie to the Pentagon today at 3 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 Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 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.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and China’s Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie will conduct a joint press briefing today at 4:30 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.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will deliver remarks at the 2012 Fisher House Golf Classic at 6 p.m. EDT at The Golf Club at Lansdowne, Leesburg, Va.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh delivers remarks at the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SHARP) Summit at 2 p.m. EDT at The National Conference Center, Leesburg, Va.



There are no Speeches available for 5/7/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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