Advisory
Immediate Release

Secretary Mark Esper and ROK Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo Advanced Honor Cordon and Press Conference, Monday, Feb. 24

Feb. 20, 2020

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper will host an advanced honor cordon welcoming the Republic of Korea's Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo to the Pentagon at 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 24, on the steps of the River Entrance. The secretary and Minister Jeong will also brief the press at approximately 5:30 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2D972). 

All journalists desiring to cover the honor cordon and must obtain a wristband from security screening. Journalists without a Pentagon facility access card must go through security screening at the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge, and will be escorted to the cordon from there. Security screening will begin at approximately 3:50 p.m. EST; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Journalists with a Pentagon facility access card, and whom have entered the building prior to 3:30 p.m. EST, may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband. 

All journalists wishing to cover the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon facility access card, must be in place no later than 4:15 p.m. EST. 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 honor cordon, must undergo security screening. 

Journalists with a Pentagon facility access card who wish to cover the press conference only should be seated in the Pentagon Briefing Room by 5:15 p.m. EST.

Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.