Hagel Visits Troops in Japan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel flies over Tokyo, Oct. 4, 2013, before meeting with the crew of the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base south of the city. Hagel thanked crew members for their service and answered questions. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks with U.S. Navy Rear Adm.Terry B. Kraft, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Japan, and U.S. Navy Capt. David T. Glenister, commander of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, before meeting with troops aboard the USS Stethem there, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • The crew of the USS Stethem pipes aboard U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel while the ship is in port on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013. Hagel thanked crew members for their service and answered questions during a troop talk. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel receives a briefing aboard the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base near Tokyo, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel comments during a briefing aboard the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base near Tokyo, Oct. 4, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the crew of the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the crew of the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the crew of the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the crew of the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addresses the crew of the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers questions during an interview with Ichiro Kabasawa, a Japanese news reporter, aboard the USS Stethem on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Ichiro Kabasawa, a Japanese news reporter, interviews U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel aboard the USS Stethem, which is in port on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct.  4, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • The crew of the USS Stethem pipes ashore U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel while the ship is in port on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel salutes the crew chief of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in Tokyo, Oct. 4, 2013. Hagel flew on the aircraft to visit the crew aboard the USS Stethem, which is in port on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Salvatore Angelella, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, after visiting the crew of the USS Stethem aboard Yokosuka Naval Base. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets members of the Japan Air Defense Command at its headquarters in Tokyo, Oct.  4, 2013.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel thanks U.S. airmen for their service while visiting Tokyo, Oct.  4, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo