Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will speak at the Department of Defense’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT at the Pentagon River Terrace Parade Field. A National Capital Region flyover of the Pentagon with a joint service aerial review that includes two Air Force F-15E’s, one Navy F/A-18, one Marine F/A-18 and four Army UH-60’s, will take place at 11:30 a.m. 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 has no public or media events on his schedule.