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July 11, 2014

Hagel Updates Governors on Future Force Capabilities

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called members of the Council of Governors to update them on his recent trip to Georgia, Florida and Alabama, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

July 11, 2014

Face of Defense: Woman Leads Bradley Crew to ‘Top Gun’ Status

Army Maj. Chrissy Cook made history in the 1st Cavalry Division last month at Fort Hood, Texas, when she led her Bradley fighting vehicle crew to "Top Gun" status during gunnery exercise, making her the first female Bradley commander to do so.

July 11, 2014

Wightman Takes Helm as Acting Assistant Secretary

Richard O. Wightman Jr. has been designated as acting assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, filling the vacancy created by the appointment of Jessica L. Wright as the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.

July 11, 2014

Israeli Defense Minister Updates Hagel on Unfolding Events

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon spoke by phone about the events unfolding in Israel and Gaza, Carl Woog, assistant Pentagon press secretary, said.

July 11, 2014

Hagel, Onodera Discuss Reinterpretation of Japan’s Constitution

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held his first meeting with his Japanese counterpart since that country said it would reinterpret its constitution to allow Japan to take on greater military responsibilities.

July 11, 2014

Stratcom Chief Outlines Deterrence Challenges

Strategic deterrence in the 21st century is complicated, challenging and vastly different from that of the Cold War, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said.

July 11, 2014

Hagel Meets Fort Rucker Army Aviators, Thanks Troops for Service

On the last stop of his two-day trip to military bases in U.S. Southeast, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited Fort Rucker, Ala., to highlight the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.

July 10, 2014

Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with female submariners, toured the USS Tennessee and took questions at a troop event on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.

July 10, 2014

Hagel: All Assessments Needed for Full Picture in Iraq

The United States is assisting in every way it can “to help the Iraqi people” while assessments are completed, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters traveling with him on his visits to military bases.

July 10, 2014

U.S. Military Helps Colombia Fight IED Threat

The U.S. military is assisting nations like Colombia in fighting insurgents armed with deadly and destructive improvised explosive devices.

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