Hagel Meets With Asian Nations Defense Ministers in Honolulu

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel poses for a photo with Air Force Maj. Jon Grossrhode, pilot for the Air Force E4-B aircraft, with the University of Nebraska-Omaha flag before departing Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 1, 2014, en route to Hawaii for a ministerial with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers. Hagel plans to meet with leaders of ASEAN nations to help develop defense relations in the region. Hagel and Grassrhode are both university graduates.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, board an Air Force E-4B aircraft on Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 1, 2014, en route to Hawaii for a ministerial with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the traveling press on board a military aircraft en route to Hawaii, April 1, 2014, where he will host the first U.S.-ASEAN forum. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs the traveling press on board a military aircraft en route to Hawaii, April 1, 2014, where he will host the first U.S.-ASEAN forum. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, arrive in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Cheryl Pellerin
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, third from left, and his wife, Lilibet, are greeted by Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and his wife, Pam, upon their arrival in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel makes welcoming remarks during a reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, laughs with Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, speaks with Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen, Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and other delegates during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, speaks with Laos Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Douangchay Phichit during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, thanks the delegates and staff during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, speaks with Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin during a welcome reception at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum in Honolulu, April 1, 2014. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo