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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 meets with Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos, foreground, at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Chilean Defense MInister Jorge Burgos talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, foreground, during a meeting at the Pentagon, April 16, 2014. The two leaders discussed issues of mutual importance. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. military assigned to duty in Canada during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the guestbook of Canadian Air Force Gen. Thomas J. Lawson, chief of Canada's defense staff, during his three-day visit to Ottawa, Ontario, April 15, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
  • A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares to land in a field to extract U.S. Marines and Georgian soldiers during Operation Cyclone in Passau village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 11, 2014. The Marines are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 11, and the Georgian soldiers are assigned to Bravo Company, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal
  • Operators aboard the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship, move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position to deploy it in the Indian Ocean, April 14, 2014. Using side-scan sonar, the Bluefin will descend to a depth of between 4,000 and 4,500 meters, or about 2.5 to 2.8 miles, and about 115 feet above the ocean floor. Joint Task Force 658 is supporting Operation Southern Indian Ocean, searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Peter D. Blair
  • The USNS Cesar Chavez conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Australian frigate HMAS Toowomba in the Indian Ocean, April 12, 2014. The Ceasar Chavez is supporting the international effort to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 U.S. Navy photo by Capt. Rollin J. Bellfi
  • U.S. Marines prepare to demonstrate how to fire their weapons to Australian soldiers after hiking on Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory, Australia, April 15, 2014, to acclimate the to the area's humidity. The Marines are assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Gulliver
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