Hagel Holds Town Hall on Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, greets Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as he visits Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013. Hagel is on a three-day trip to visit bases to get feedback from troops about the effects of sequestration and furloughs. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, introduces Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a troop event on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to soldiers, families and civilians during a town hall meeting at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Timothy Hale
  • Soldiers, families and civilians listen to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as he speaks at a town hall meeting at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Timothy Hale
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel answers questions during a town hall meeting at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Timothy Hale
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pins a Purple Heart on Army Spc. Trevor Hoover during a troop event as he visits Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel awards the Purple Heart to Army Spc. Trevor Hoover during a troop event  on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Melissa Lewandowski smiles as she, her husband, Army 1st Sgt. Evan Lewandowski, and their three children receive recognition as "Family of the Year" on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013, during Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit to the base.
 DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, talks with U.S. Rep. David Price of North Carolina after delivering remarks to troops on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Lt. Col. Justin Nelson, commander of the Warrior Transition Battalion, leads Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on a tour of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center as he visits Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel looks over modern soldier equipment as he tours a Global Response Force unit on Fort Bragg, N.C. July 15, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • From left to right, Army Brig. Gen. Charlie Flynn, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division's operations; Army Col. Patrick Hynes, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team; Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division; and Army Command Sgt. Maj. LaMarquis Knowles, the senior enlisted advisor for the 82nd Airborne Division, look over modern day soldier equipment as Hagel tours a Global Response Force unit on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel observes a training demonstration by members of a Global Response unit on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks with troops during a training demonstration by members of a Global Response Force unit on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks with Army Sgt. Virginia Leal about the equipment she uses at a Global Response Force unit on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel waves as he boards his airplane after visiting Fort Bragg, N.C., July 15, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Navy Rear Adm. John C. "Jack" Scorby Jr., commander of Navy Region Southeast, greets Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as he arrives on Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla., July 15, 2013. Hagel earlier visited troops on Fort Bragg, N.C. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett