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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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11/20/2013
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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  • President Barack Obama, right, admires a ring U.S. Naval Academy football team members Cody Peterson, left, and Matt Aiken, center, presented to him at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The president presented the Navy midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which goes to the academy team with the most victories against its service rivals.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel
  • President Barack Obama holds a ceremony to present midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy's football team with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2014. The trophy is an honor that goes to the team with the most victories against its service rivals. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kenneth Johnson read the names of the fallen from Jacksonville on the Veterans Memorial Wall in Jacksonville, Fla., April 17, 2014. Johnson is the city's senior policy advisor on military affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adam Silver, National Basketball Association commissioner, talk at the NBA board of governors meeting in 
New York, April 17, 2014. During the meeting, Dempsey discussed a new partnership between the NBA and Defense Department to support for a commitment to service. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English in Afghanistan's Logar province, April 18, 2014. Lueken is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after taking off from the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard, April, 18, 2014, to assist South Korea's efforts surrounding the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off the coast of South Korea. Sanford is a crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo
  • Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon "shadow run" on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 18, 2014. More than 600 runners participated in the race. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
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