Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome French Minister of Defense Herve Morin to the Pentagon at noon 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 River 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.
Secretary Gates and French Minister of Defense Morin will conduct a press briefing at 1:15 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn is traveling.
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Wallace C. Gregson and Commander, U.N. Command; Commander, Republic of Korea U.S. Combined Forces Command; and Commander, U.S. Forces Korea Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the current security situation on the Korean Peninsula at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Director, Defense Contract Audit Agency Patrick Fitzgerald; Director, Defense Contract Management Agency Charlie Williams Jr.; Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition Logistics and Technology) Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips; Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Lt. Gen. Mark Shackelford and Army Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp testify at a hearing of the Commission on Wartime Contracting on the contingency acquisition workforce at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room G-50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
A National Capital Region Flyover of the Pentagon with a Joint Service Aerial Review occurs at 11:30 a.m. EDT with two Air Force F-15E’s, one Navy F/A-18, one Marine F/A-18 and four Army UH-60’s.
A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery occurs at 1:05 p.m. EDT with four FA 18’s.