Open Press Events Today in the Department of Defense, September 24, 2018
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming Malaysia Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu to the Pentagon at 4 p.m. EDT on the steps of the River Entrance. All journalists desiring to cover the cordon 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 3:15 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 3 p.m. EDT, 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 3:45 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 honor cordon, must undergo security screening. Please call 703-697-5131 with any questions.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan have no public or media events on their schedules.