Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will deliver remarks at a special military naturalization ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT, Sept. 10, at the Pentagon courtyard. See press advisory for details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Army Lieutenant General Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Multi-National Corps-Iraq commanding general, will brief live from Iraq at 10:00 a.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E973, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. 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.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Newman’s Own Award Ceremony in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Each recipient organization has an innovative plan to improve military quality of life. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass must enter the Pentagon from the Metro Entrance.