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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey deliver remarks the POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT, on the River Parade Field, Pentagon. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Pedestrian Bridge 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 to the cordon.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud to the Pentagon at 4:45 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 Pedestrian Bridge 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 Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.



09/20/2013
POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, The Pentagon


09/20/2013
Readout of Secretary Hagel's Office Call With Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:

This afternoon Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosted the President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, senior members of his cabinet, and the Chief of the Somali National Army, Gen. Dahir Elmi. Secretary...



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