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Travels With Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

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February 2014

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Hagel Talks With Troops About 2015 Budget Request

In spotless aircraft hangars at two different military bases in southeastern Virginia, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stood before several hundred airmen and soldiers, highlighting priorities in the Defense Department's fiscal year 2015 budget request and taking questions. Story

Lack of Agreements Narrows Options in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Says

Every day that goes by with no signed U.S.-Afghanistan bilateral security agreement and no status of forces agreement for International Security Assistance Force partners narrows the options available to help the people of Afghanistan after 2014, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Story

Hagel to Visit Troops at Langley AFB in Virginia

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit troops at Langley Air Force Base and Fort Eustis in the Norfolk, Va., area, senior defense officials said. Story

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Map of Hagel's Trip

Map of Hagel's Trip

About the Secretary

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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