Today in DOD

The day's open press events and other DOD happenings and announcements. October 18, 2018

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Secretary of Defense
James N. Mattis

The secretary is traveling.

Deputy Secretary of Defense
Patrick M. Shanahan

The deputy secretary provides remarks at a Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes induction ceremony for retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley at 2:30 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Auditorium (BH650). 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; 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; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The ceremony will also be streamed live on

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Marine Corps
Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

The chairman hosts an Armed Forces full honor arrival ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT for Gen. Fernando Alejandre Martinez, chief of the defence staff for the Spanish Armed Forces, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Whipple Field, Fort Myer, Virginia. This event will be streamed live on the Joint Staff Facebook page (

DOD Postings: October 18, 2018


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