Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeldhosts an honor cordon to welcome Chile's Minister of Defense Jaime Ravinet to the Pentagon at 2 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 1:30 p.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense
Gordon England has no public or media events onhis schedule.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
Lawrence Di Rita and Director of Operations, J-3,
Lt. Gen. James T. Conway conduct a DoD news briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 12:45 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort to the briefing.
Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness,
David Chu, Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Charles Abell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Gen. Richard Myers, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Gen.
Peter Schoomaker and Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps Gen.
Michael Hagee testifies at a hearing of the Committee on fighting the global war on terrorism, Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room 325 Russell Senate Office Building.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
John P. Jumperwill host a World War II 60th Anniversary Ceremony Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT, at
Arlington National Cemeteryto commemorate aviation contributions and veterans' service to the war. See
press advisoryfor details.