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Immediate Release

Secretary Hagel to Present Employer Support Freedom Awards and Conduct Press Briefing

Sept. 26, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will deliver remarks and present the Employer Support Freedom Awards today at 10 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon auditorium (BH650).

Hagel will also conduct a press briefing with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey today at 1:15 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).

Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 60 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Fifteen employers will be honored.