United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense


Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, June 14, 2013 Bookmark and Share

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will meet with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon at the Pentagon today at 3 p.m. EDT.  

Prior to this meeting, Minister Ya'alon and a team of Israeli defense experts will receive an in-flight demonstration on the capabilities of the MV-22 Osprey from the U.S. Marine Corps.  Hagel will greet Ya'alon upon landing at the Pentagon helo pad by the Mall entrance at 2:50 p.m. EDT.  Ya'alon's arrival at the helo pad and greeting is open press.  Hagel and Ya'alon will then drive around to the River Steps and will enter the Pentagon through an honor cordon for their meeting.  Journalists and photographers without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only.  Plan to arrive no later than 2:10 p.m. EDT, for escort to the helo pad; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule. 

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III participate in the Army birthday wreath-laying ceremony at 2:30 p.m. EDT, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

There are no Speeches available for 6/14/2013. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

Readout of Meeting Between Secretary Hagel And Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon

            Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout: 

            “Secretary Hagel hosted Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe...

There are no Press Advisories available for 6/14/2013. Please see the Press Advisories overview page for more

There are no Transcripts available for 6/14/2013. Please see the Transcripts overview page for more

Use Pick a Day to go to a different day. Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.

Featured Photos & Videos More »


DoD Video News

  • Video Thumbnail: Students Bring Colleges to Them

    Students Bring Colleges to Them

    Patch High School on U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart hosted...

  • Video Thumbnail: Joint Effort In the Fight Against Ebola

    Joint Effort In the Fight Against Ebola

    ℠2014 - Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are...

  • Video Thumbnail: Marines Educate Through Self-Defense

    Marines Educate Through Self-Defense

    The Behavior Health Department at Marine Corps Air...

  • Video Thumbnail: DoD News Now: 1300 October 21, 2014

    DoD News Now: 1300 October 21, 2014

    ℠2014 - More troops join the effort to contain Ebola,...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.

Additional Links

Stay Connected