Hagel Visits Air Base, Ancestral Home in Poland

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. Hagel is on a trip to Europe to meet with defense leaders and attend the 50th Munich Security Conference. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak speak to U.S. and Polish airmen on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, delivers remarks to U.S. and Polish airmen on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks to U.S. and Polish airmen on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Chuck Hagel recieves a gift from Polish airmen on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, a village in western Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. The church, rebuilt after a fire, is on the same site where Hagel's great-grandparents were married.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel views the wedding certificate for his great-grandparents in Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel views the wedding certificate for his great-grandparents in Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signs a guestbook at Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signs a guestbook at Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tours Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014.
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to members of the press after touring Dabrowka Church in Kiszkowo, Poland, Jan. 31, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler