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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will brief the media at 2 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 Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule. 

 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hosts an honor cordon to welcome Saudi Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Huseen ibn Abdullah al-Gubayel to the Pentagon at 10:45 a.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 703-697-4272 for escort to the cordon. 

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert delivers remarks at the Navy Now Forum at 11 a.m. EDT at the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC.



There are no Speeches available for 9/27/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


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