Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Spain's Minister of Defense Carme Chacon to the Pentagon today at 9 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Secretary Gates and Minister Chacon will give brief statements to the press at the River Entrance at the conclusion of their meeting. 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
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