Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom Liam Fox to the Pentagon today at 5 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.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Robert L. Gordon III; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civilian Personnel and Quality of Life, U.S. Army, Anthony Stamillo; Director, Personal and Family Readiness Division Manpower and Reserve Affairs Department, U.S. Marine Corps, Timothy R. Larsen; Director, Total Force Training and Education Division, U.S. Navy, Scott Lutterloh and Director of Force Development Deputy Chief of Staff Manpower and Personnel, U.S. Air Force, Dan Sitterly testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 8 a.m. EDT on voluntary education programs at 8 a.m. EDT in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building.
Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger will be inducted into the Hall of Heroes at 10 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Auditorium (Room BH650). Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy and Etchberger’s family will participate in the ceremony. See press advisory for details.