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Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meet with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston at the U.S. Department of State for annual consultations at the Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN). Secretary Kerry, Secretary Chuck Hagel, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Minister of Defense David Johnston participate in a full honor wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 8:30 a.m. EST, Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

Secretaries Kerry and Hagel will join Ministers Bishop and Johnston for the signing of a Statement of Principles and joint press conference at 2:30 p.m. EST, in the Department of State's Benjamin Franklin Room, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Energy) Kevin Geiss, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy and Sustainability) Richard Kidd IV and Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Deputy Director Bryon Paez will participate in the "Power Through Energy: Joint Services Energy Panel" at 1 p.m. EST, in the Auditorium (room 134), Founder's Hall, George Mason University-Arlington Campus, Arlington, Va.

Military Community and Family Policy Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Rosemary Williams testifies at a House Armed Service Committee-Military Personnel Subcommittee hearing on "Military Resale in a Reduced Budget Environment" at 2 p.m. EST, in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Federal Voting Assistance Program Director Matt Boehmer testifies at a Committee on House Administration hearing on "Military and Overseas Voting in 2012" at 11:30 a.m. EST, 1310 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C.

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Statement by Secretary Hagel on the Disabilities Treaty

On behalf of America's service members, DoD civilians, and military family members with disabilities, I urge the United States Senate to approve the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. One of the legacies of the past twelve years of war is that thousands of young...

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