Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome New Zealand's Minister of Defense Jonathan Coleman to the Pentagon today at 3:30 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 Pedestrian Bridge 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman JCS Gen. Martin Dempsey will give remarks at 9 a.m. EDT at the Government Executive Media Group Leadership Briefing at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs Sharon Burke will speak at 8:40 a.m. EDT at the Washington Fuel Cell Summit on how DoD has benefitted from using fuel cell technology and plans for future deployments/use at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Press Secretary George E. Little and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Media Operations Capt. John Kirby will brief the media at 1 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.