Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E579. 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn speaks at the grand opening of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at 11 a.m. EDT. The NICoE, a state-of-the-art research, diagnosis and treatment center for Service members and veterans with diagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions, is located at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will speak at The Hill newspaper's Tribute to the Troops breakfast at 8:30 a.m. EDT at the Washington Court Hotel Atrium Ballroom, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW. Media should RSVP to Paula Butler at 202-407-8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen hosts an honor cordon to welcome General Ryoichi Oriki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Force, to the Pentagon at 10:15 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance and will be followed by a tree planting ceremony in the Pentagon courtyard. Media is invited for photo and video only. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass need to contact Jennifer Harrington at 703-697-4272 or email@example.com for escort to the cordon.
The Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal will provide remarks at a Pentagon ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. The ceremony will be held in the center courtyard beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass should arrive at the Pentagon River Entrance no later than 8 a.m. with proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5343/5662 for escort into the building.
A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery occurs at 9 a.m. EDT with two T-6's.
The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nominations of: Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, for reappointment to the grade of general and Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, to be general and Commander, U.S. Forces-Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller Jr. and Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Kenneth A. Myers III testify at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the new START treaty at 10 a.m. EDT in room 419, Dirksen Senate Office Building.