Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen deliver remarks at 11 a.m. EDT at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff change of responsibility ceremony at Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Canadian Minister of National Defense Peter MacKay to the Pentagon at 1:30 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.
A National Capital Region flyover of Fort Myer occurs at 12:25 p.m. EDT with four T-34s.