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If you would like to receive a letter/certificate for an Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Medal award to celebrate his/her accomplishment, please send a request letter to:

OATSD (Public Affairs)
Community Engagement
1400 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1400

Please include the full name of the scout, troop number, date of honor ceremony, or date acknowledged for passing Eagle Scout/Girl Scout Gold Award requirements and return address. Return postage is not required. In order to expedite your request, please consolidate multiple awardees into one (1) troop request. Due to mail handling procedures, allow 4-5 weeks for processing.


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The Pentagon Force Protection Agency will fly your American flag over the Pentagon in honor of a special occasion or person.

Guidelines for Requesting an American Flag Flown Over the Pentagon

  • The requestor must provide the flag.
  • All requests must be submitted 5 - 15 business days prior to the event.
  • Each returned flag will be accompanied by a certificate verifying the date upon which the flag was flown and the name of the person for whom the flag was flown.
  • Due to limited space, flags cannot be held for more than 30 days from the date of receipt.


If you have Pentagon access:
Room 5B890 on the 5th floor between corridors 8 and 9 Mondays - Fridays (excluding Federal holidays) 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., 703-692-7842

Written requests can be submitted to:
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
9000 Defense Pentagon, Room 5B890
Washington, DC 20301-9000

If you do not have Pentagon access:
If you do not have Pentagon access and are mailing the flag, please add an additional week to the standard 5 - 15 business days prior to the event.

The requestor must provide the return postage from the post office or another requestor prepaid shipping method (i.e. FedEx or UPS Air Bill with an account number or postage stamps) in order for the flag and certificate to be returned. PFPA cannot accept cash, money orders, or checks for the return postage and is not responsible for providing return postage or packaging.

The requestor will be notified immediately to arrange for shipping if return postage or another paid shipping method is not received with the flag.

  • A typed or printed letter of request must accompany the flag and contain the following information: 
  • ​The name of the flag recipient.
  • The occasion in which the flag will be flown for.
  • The specific date the flag is requested to be flown on. If no date is specified, the flag will be flown 15 business days after receipt of the flag.
  • The point of contact’s name, address, telephone number, and email address.

For more information, visit the Pentagon Force Protection Agency website.


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The Department of Defense Entertainment Media Office supports studios, production companies, producers, directors, screenwriters, location managers, actors, and filmmakers in the production of both scripted and unscripted films. Organizations desiring the support of the Department of Defense for film productions should contact the DOD Entertainment Media Office by email at: osd.pentagon.pa.mbx.ce-public-inquiries@mail.mil.


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Our service members enjoy connecting with the American people they serve, and we have many community-support and outreach programs that help make that happen. Guest speakers, equipment displays, concert and show bands, aerial demonstrations and flyovers give us the chance to thank you for your support and for you to learn a little bit more about us. The public affairs office at your nearest military installation can help answer your questions about local resources that may be available. The links below will give you an overview of the outreach programs each service offers. We hope to see you soon!

Army: https://www.army.mil/comrel/

Marines: https://www.marines.mil/Community/

Navy: https://www.outreach.navy.mil/

Air Force: https://www.outreachrequests.hq.af.mil/PublicSite/Index.cfm?fwa=home

Air Force Aerial Events: https://www.airshows.pa.hq.af.mil/PublicSite/Index.cfm?fwa=home

Coast Guard: https://www.uscg.mil/Community/


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The tours program is a joint service operation consisting of approximately 30 hand-picked, active duty personnel from the National Capital Region's military ceremonial units. Upon arrival, each tour guide must successfully complete four weeks of training and is assigned to the program for a period of one year, after which time they rotate back to their respective units.

The tour route is approximately 1.5 miles in length and lasts for approximately 60 minutes. Each tour consists of more than 20 pages of script that cover 20 items of interest.

Please visit the Pentagon Tours website for information on the tour program, how to book a tour, and Pentagon history, facts, and figures.


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Invitations for the Secretary of Defense must be submitted in writing on official letterhead. Invitations can be faxed to the secretary's scheduling office at 1-703-571-8951, or they can be mailed to the address below. Your invitation should contain as much detail as possible, including information on any other VIPs who plan to attend.

Secretary of Defense
1000 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301-1000

If you are trying to locate a senior defense official whose position within the DOD is pertinent to your event, you can find a listing of them, their titles and their offices on our biographies page.

The mailing addresses for several of these officials can be found on the DOD website.


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