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July 2014

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Hagel Updates Governors on Future Force Capabilities

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called members of the Council of Governors to update them on his trip to Georgia, Florida and Alabama, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Story

Hagel Talks with F-35 Pilots, Maintainers at Eglin AFB

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was busy here yesterday on his first visit to this Air Force base on the Florida panhandle, talking to pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing, meeting with and thanking service members and briefing local and national reporters. Story

Hagel: All Assessments Needed for Full Picture in Iraq

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey are seeing initial assessments submitted daily from teams in Iraq, but only the full range of assessments seen as a whole will tell the story in Iraq, Hagel said. Story

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Troop Event At Eglin Air Force Base

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Hagel Visits Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.

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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