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Secretary of Defense Speeches

04/08/2014:   PLA National Defense University
03/28/2014:   Retirement Ceremony for General Keith Alexander
03/19/2014:   "Valor 24" Medal of Honor Ceremony
03/18/2014:   Washington Navy Yard Review Announcement
03/13/2014:   Opening Summary -- House Appropriations Committee-Defense (Budget Request)
03/05/2014:   Submitted Statement -- Senate Armed Services Committee (Budget Request)
03/05/2014:   Opening Summary -- Senate Armed Services Committee (Budget Request)
02/24/2014:   FY15 Budget Preview
02/11/2014:   Legion of Honor Award Ceremony
02/06/2014:   Audit Recognition Ceremony
02/01/2014:   Munich Security Conference
01/24/2014:   Welcome Ceremony for Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James
01/16/2014:   Martin Luther King Day Observance
01/14/2014:   Ambassador Kato Prize
12/07/2013:   IISS Manama Dialogue
12/04/2013:   Statement on OSD Reforms
11/22/2013:   Halifax International Security Forum (DoD Arctic Strategy)
11/16/2013:   Peace Through Strength Award (Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)
11/16/2013:   Ronald Reagan National Defense Forum
11/15/2013:   U.S. Strategic Command Change of Command
11/09/2013:   Marine Corps Birthday Celebration
11/05/2013:   CSIS Global Security Forum
10/31/2013:   Anti-Defamation League Centennial Dinner Keynote
10/16/2013:   Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Captain William Swenson
10/02/2013:   United States Forces Korea Change of Command
09/30/2013:   ROK-US Alliance 60th Anniversary Dinner
09/22/2013:   Washington Navy Yard Memorial Service
09/20/2013:   POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony
09/11/2013:   September 11th Memorial Observance
09/11/2013:   Pentagon Community September 11th Observance

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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Canadian Defense Minister Robert Nicholson before meeting in Mexico City, April 23, 2014. Hagel will attend a defense ministerial conference with Mexico, Canada and the United States before traveling to Guatemala. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel watches a live-fire demonstration behind a blast screen while touring a special operations command on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 23, 2014. Hagel traveled to Fort Bragg to visit military members, receive briefings, and view unit demonstrations and capabilities. The secretary will continue his three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala to meet with defense counterparts.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • President Barack Obama views the scene of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., from Marine One, April 22, 2014. Obama later met privately with families who lost loved ones. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts an honor cordon for French army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of the defense staff, at the Pentagon, April 23, 2014. The two leaders later discussed bilateral defense topics.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Delong tracks with another parachutist during free fall training on Naval Station Rota Spain in Rota, Spain, April 14, 2014. Delong is assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Nathaniel Spencer
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Michael Milano jumps over a wall during a mock helicopter raid as part of weapons and tactics instructor course Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., April 9, 2014. Milano is an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Marine Division's India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Mendoza
  • U.S. Air Force and Marine engineers insulate the roof at the Edward P. Yorke school during New Horizons 2014 in Belize City, Belize, April 18, 2014. U.S. Southern Command sponsored the exercise, during which civil engineers from the United States and Belize will construct three school additions in Belize City and one in Hattieville.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden
  • U.S. Army Spc. Steven Dixon, left, and U.S. Army Capt. Harjind Sidhu examine a patient's teeth during New Horizons Belize 2014 in Progresso, Belize, April 11, 2014. Dixon is a dental technician and Sidhu is a dentist. The medical training exercise gives U.S. and Canadian military doctors and nurses the opportunity to work with their Belize counterparts to provide free care to Belizeans. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar
  • Army 2nd Lt. John Bergman low crawls through a water obstacle during the 31st annual Best Ranger Competition at Camp Rogers on Fort Benning, Ga., April 11, 2014. Bergman is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner
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