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Hagel: U.S. Military Must Prepare for Challenges

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told an Army audience the world is at a defining moment and urged the military to "prepare this institution in ways that we’ve never had to." Story

Hagel Discusses Transitions at Marine Corps Base

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke about transitions with Marines and sailors at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California. Story

Hagel Underscores Nuclear Mission Importance at Whiteman Air Force Base

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened his final domestic trip with a stop at Whiteman Air Force Base, home of the 509th Bomb Wing -- the world's only B-2 Spirit stealth bomber unit, where he told airmen their military service plays a critical role in the nation's security and that service will shape their lives. Story

Hagel to Thank Troops on Last Official Domestic Trip

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will make his last official domestic trip before leaving office to thank troops and their families for their service as they defend the nation. Story

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck Hagel took the oath of office to serve as the 24th defense secretary at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013, becoming the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Defense Department. Hagel served in the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska from 1996 to 2009. Following his Senate career, Hagel served as co-chairman of President Barack Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board and as a member of the department's Defense Policy Board. Biography

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