Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel’s Minister of Defense Ehud Barak to the Pentagon at 2 p.m. 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 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley will make remarks about the State of the Force at 10:35 a.m. EDT and hold a media roundtable at the Air Force Association Conference at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The conference takes place Monday through Wednesday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Media interested in covering either event should contact Merri Shaffer at Air Force Association, 1-800-727-3337, ext. 5847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.