☷Secretary of Defense Lloyd J Austin III Welcomes Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi to the Pentagon May 4
U.S. Department of Defense ( By Press Release office)
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Secretary of Defense Lloyd J . Austin III will host Japanese Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi , in an enhanced honor cordon ceremony and bilateral meeting at the Pentagon , 11 a . m . EDT , Wednesday , May 4 . All journalists desiring to cover the arrival ceremony must obtain a wristband from security screening . Journalists without a Pentagon access badge must go through security screening at the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge , and will be escorted to the arrival ceremony from there . Security screening will begin at approximately 10:10 a . m . EDT; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification . Security screening at this location will close promptly at 10:30 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 arrival ceremony , must undergo security screening . Journalists with a Pentagon access badge , and whom have entered the building prior to 10:10 a . m . EDT , may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband; please obtain your wristband at the River Entrance by 10:35 a . m . EDT . All journalists wishing to cover the arrival ceremony , including those with a Pentagon access badge , must be in place no later than 10:45 a . m . EDT .
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