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May 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spent two days in Illinois to participate in a change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Transportation Command, speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and visit recruits at Naval Station Great Lakes.

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Strong U.S. Military Makes World Safer, Hagel Says

As nations worldwide experience a period of unprecedented economic and political transformation, the world would be a more dangerous place without a strong U.S. military, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a town hall meeting at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. Story

Hagel: DOD Focuses on People, Capabilities, Partners

People, capabilities and partners are the focus of Defense Department leaders as they reshape the defense enterprise for challenges ahead and to ensure America’s continuing global leadership, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Chicago. Story

Hagel Presides Over Transcom Change of Command

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as the new commander of U.S. Transportation Command and celebrated the accomplishments of the departing commander, Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III, who will retire after 40 years of service. Story

Hagel Visits Illinois for Transcom Change of Command

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began a two-day trip to Illinois by participating in the May 5, 2014, U.S. Transportation Command change-of-command ceremony at Scott Air Force Base and welcoming incoming commander Air Force Gen. Paul Selva. Story

Secretary Visits Recruits at Naval Station Great Lakes

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is on a two-day trip to Illinois where he'll participate in a change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Transportation Command, speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and visit recruits at the Naval Station Great Lakes. Story

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Map of Hagel's Trip Official Website of the state of Illinois

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Photo Essay: Hagel Speaks at Chicago Events, Visits Naval Station Great Lakes

Hagel Speaks at Chicago Events, Visits Naval Station Great Lakes

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Video: Hagel: DoD to Rely on Three Pillars for Future

Hagel: DoD to Rely on Three Pillars for Future

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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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