Today in DOD

The day's open press events and other DOD happenings and announcements. April 1, 2019

Open Press Events

Acting Secretary of Defense
Patrick M. Shanahan

The acting secretary hosts an enhanced honor cordon and meeting welcoming Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo to the Pentagon at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the Pentagon River Entrance. All journalists desiring to cover the parade 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 parade from there. Security screening will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m. EDT; 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 10:30 a.m. EDT, may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband. All journalists wishing to cover the parade, including those with a Pentagon facility access card, must be in place no later than 11:15 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 parade, must undergo security screening. Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.

The acting secretary hosts an enhanced honor cordon and meeting welcoming Republic of the Philippines Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana to the Pentagon at 2 p.m. EDT at the Pentagon River Entrance. All journalists desiring to cover the parade 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 parade from there. Security screening will begin at approximately 1:15 p.m. EDT; 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 1 p.m. EDT, may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband. All journalists wishing to cover the parade, including those with a Pentagon facility access card, must be in place no later than 1:45 p.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 parade, must undergo security screening. Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.

 

Performing the Duties of Deputy Defense Secretary
David L. Norquist

There are no public or media events on his schedule.

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

The chairman has no public or media events on his schedule.

DOD Postings: April 1, 2019