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Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Welcomes the Minister of Defence of the Netherlands to the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III will welcome the Minister of Defence of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, to the Pentagon in an enhanced honor cordon ceremony at 10:30 a.m. EDT, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.

All journalists desiring to cover the arrival ceremony must obtain a wristband from security screening. Journalists without a Pentagon access badge must go through security screening at the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge, and will be escorted to the arrival ceremony from there.

Security screening will begin at approximately 9:40 a.m. EDT; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Security screening at this location will close promptly at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Once security screening has been initiated at the base of the bridge, all journalists entering the building via the bridge for any reason, including those with a Pentagon facility access card not covering the arrival ceremony, must undergo security screening.

Journalists with a Pentagon access badge, and whom have entered the building prior to 9:40 a.m. EDT, may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband; please obtain your wristband at the River Entrance by 10:10 a.m. EDT.

All journalists wishing to cover the arrival ceremony, including those with a Pentagon access badge, must be in place no later than 10:15 a.m. EDT.

For questions contact: DoD Press Operations at 703-697-5131/703-678-6162