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Travels With Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

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November 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is on a five-day trip to meet with the men and women of the Defense Department. The trip includes visits to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Fort Irwin, Calif., Fort Campbell, Ky., and Camp Lejeune, N.C. While in California, Hagel also is scheduled to attend the Reagan Defense Forum in Simi Valley.

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Hagel: Russia's Actions 'Dangerous And Irresponsible'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Russia's actions in Ukraine "dangerous and irresponsible" and said the tensions provoked by Moscow have probably done more to unify NATO than anything else in years. Story

Secretary Lauds Anti-Ebola Efforts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanked troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., for making a "huge difference" in working to contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Story

Hagel Applauds National Training Center Exercise

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel lauded training efforts at the Army's National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., where he addressed troops and observed a "full-spectrum" war exercise involving about 4,700 soldiers preparing for deployments to the Middle East. Story

Hagel Announces Defense Innovation, Reform Efforts

In a keynote speech at the 2014 Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a plan to harness the brightest minds and cutting-edge technology to change the way the Department of Defense innovates and operates. Story

Hagel Lauds Nuclear Enterprise Airmen As 'Indispensable' in National Security

On the first stop of his trip to interact with military members, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel praised what he called the "reliable and effective" airmen who support the nuclear enterprise on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Story

Hagel Begins a Five-day Domestic Trip

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was scheduled to visit Minot Air Force Base, N.D., in the first stop of a five-day trip to "see first-hand some of the critical training the force receives to maintain readiness across a range of challenges," Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Story

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Map of Hagel's Trip North Dakota web site. California web site. Kentucky web site. North Carolina web site.

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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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