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Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to Host Ceremony Honoring House Speaker Paul Ryan

Nov. 27, 2018

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis will host an awards ceremony honoring House Speaker Paul Ryan for his public service and enduring support of the U.S. military on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3:45 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room.
Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the new Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this ceremony; news media who are not pre-registered must call 703-697-5131 or email and provide your full name and email address no later than 9 a.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 28.  You will be sent a link to enter your personal information into the VMS. Media visitors should plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the ceremony; you must have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and for escort into the building once you arrive.  Those who wish to drive and park in the press parking area at the Pentagon, and who do not have a permanent parking pass, must call 703-697-5131 to register your vehicle.  Please be prepared to provide your name, affiliation, license tag number, and state of registration.
The ceremony will also be streamed live on