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Release No: PA-003-13
November 19, 2013

Statement on Secretary Hagel's Travel to Maine and Canada

Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog provided the following statement:

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will travel to Bath, Maine to tour the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG-1000), the first of the U.S. Navy's Zumwalt class of multi-mission guided missile destroyers. Following the tour, Secretary Hagel will make remarks to U.S. Navy personnel and members of the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works workforce.

Secretary Hagel will then travel to Halifax, Canada to participate in the Halifax International Security Forum. The morning of Friday, Nov. 22, Secretary Hagel will meet with Canadian Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rob Nicholson and participate in a joint press conference. In the afternoon, Secretary Hagel will deliver remarks to the Halifax Security Forum. Secretary Hagel will return to Washington Friday night.

Coverage Details:

Thursday, Nov. 21:

Secretary Hagel's remarks at Bath Iron Works are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EST. Members of the media wishing to cover the remarks must provide the full names of all personnel wishing to enter the shipyard to Bath Iron Works no later than 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Information may be provided via telephone by calling 207-442-1203 or by e-mail to dstedman@gdbiw.com.

Friday, Nov. 22:

Secretary Hagel's media availability with Minister Nicholson will take place at the Westin Nova Scotian hotel at 11:15 a.m. AST. For additional coverage information please contact Captain Doug Keirstead at 902-456-4001.

Secretary Hagel's remarks to the Halifax Security Forum, held at the Westin Nova Scotian hotel, are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. AST. To arrange coverage, please contact the Halifax International Security Forum at communications@halifaxtheforum.org.

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