Hagel Plans Trip to Maine, Nova Scotia
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Maine tomorrow to tour the precommissioning unit for the first of the Navy's Zumwalt class of multimission guided missile destroyers before traveling to Canada for an annual security conference.
In Maine, Hagel will speak to Navy personnel and members of the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works workforce, Carl Woog, assistant Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement announcing the trip.
Hagel then will travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to participate in the Halifax International Security Forum, Woog said. The morning of Nov. 22, he will meet with Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson and participate in a joint news conference.
In the afternoon, Woog added, Hagel will deliver remarks to the Halifax Security Forum before returning to Washington that night.