Today in the Department of Defense, July 21, 2017
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson provides the Navy keynote address at 7:30 a.m. EDT; Walter Jones, executive director, Office of Naval Research, provides remarks at 8 a.m. EDT; Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and deputy commandant, Combat Development and Integration, provides the Marine Corps keynote at 8:15 a.m. EDT; and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva provides remarks at 10:30 a.m. EDT; at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology Expo, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, District of Columbia.
Army Col. Pat Work, commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Task Force Falcon, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media live via DVIDS at 12:30 p.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on operations. Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only, or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live