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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-010-14
January 07, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to Travel to Texas, New Mexico, and Wyoming

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will travel to San Antonio, Texas followed by Albuquerque, N.M.

In San Antonio, Secretary Hagel will visit Brooke Army Medical Center to visit with wounded warriors, hospital workers, and staff.  At noon CST, he will give remarks at the Center for the Intrepid to thank service members for their care and support to our troops; the event will be open to local press coverage.  For additional information please contact Elaine Sanchez of Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs at 210-916-5119.

In Albuquerque, Secretary Hagel will tour the Sandia National Laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base to receive briefings on the modernization, safety and security of the United States nuclear arsenal.  His visit will be closed to local press.

On Thursday, Jan. 9, Secretary Hagel will travel to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo., to visit ICBM missile training and operation facilities. At 1:30 p.m. MST, he will give remarks to service members on the base. The event will be covered live on the Pentagon Channel and will be open to local press. For additional information please contact Lt. Edith Sakura at 307-773-3381

Secretary Hagel will return to Washington Thursday evening.