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  • 11 November 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

    Controversies between defense ministry and JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) over prices for nuclear submarines have been settled on Nov 9 in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region in presence of premier Vladimir Putin. Russian defense ministry signed all contracts which had been in the center of heated debates for months. With conclusion of those most significant and […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) and hold a live town hall on the Defense Department’s role in national security Sept. 3 at 3 p.m.   Hagel joined the U.S. Army and volunteered to go to Vietnam, rising to the rank of sergeant and earning numerous military decorations […]

  • 9 April 2014
    Authorities

    A new model for U.S.-China military-to-military relations was revelead yesterday in Beijing.   The U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit, at the invitation of Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan, to Beijing comes in the middle of a 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region, during which he visited Japan and will travel to Mongolia later […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Authorities

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Thursday seven new initiatives to strengthen and standardize the department’s sexual assault prevention and response effort. In a memo to the field, Hagel called elimination of sexual assault in the military one of the department’s top priorities.  “This effort requires our absolute and sustained commitment to providing a safe […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Authorities

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that American President Barack Obama has appointed Christine H. Fox to serve as acting deputy defense secretary. Fox is a “brilliant defense thinker and proven manager,” Hagel said. “Over the last five years, Christine has played a key role in helping shape solutions to the core challenges facing the […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, begins a three-day trip to Mexico and Guatemala today to meet with allies and partners in the Western Hemisphere and affirm America’s commitment to the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said yesterday.   Because an important part of U.S. strategy there is building partner capacity […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Authorities

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu assured U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that Russian troops along the Russia-Ukraine border are there solely for exercise purposes and will not cross over into Ukrainian territory, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said yesterday (March 20).   At a Pentagon news conference, Kirby said Hagel had an […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Authorities

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone with German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere to discuss the ongoing violence in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Hagel is in Brunei, where he is attending a meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers. In a statement summarizing the call, Little said Hagel pledged […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Authorities

    The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to Hawaii, Singapore and Brussels beginning this week, senior defense officials announced on May 28. Hagel will speak at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, officials told Pentagon reporters during a background briefing. The annual conference draws defense and security experts from across the Asia-Pacific region. One official […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Authorities

    Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama announced yesterday at the White House that Hagel will leave his post. The president said Hagel has agreed to remain in his position until a successor is nominated and confirmed. For that, Obama said, he is “extraordinarily lucky and grateful.” “When I asked Chuck […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Russia’s Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu two days ago during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium. The leaders discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, to include updates from the August 2+2 meeting, the rationale for pursuing missile defense cooperation, the situation […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Authorities

    The importance of expanded cooperation in the Gulf region was the theme of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s remarks today at the Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministerial conference.   Defense ministers from all six member nations, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, joined Hagel at the meeting, which was hosted […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities

    Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Chuck Hagel arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) by MV-22 Osprey Jan. 14. During his time aboard, Hagel held an all-hands call where he spoke about the ship’s accomplishments during its recent sail around South America. America is currently underway conducting a variety of testing and evolutions […]

  • 2 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) had the unique opportunity of interacting with the nation’s highest ranking military advisor when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited the ship, June 2. Hagel, who was in Singapore for the 2013 Shangri-La Dialogue, made a special detour to Changi Naval Base to tour the Navy’s […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was busy yesterday on his first visit to the Air Force base on the Florida panhandle, talking to pilots from the 33rd Fighter Wing, meeting with and thanking service members and briefing local and national reporters.   The visit was one of three stops on a two-day trip that also included […]

  • 25 May 2014
    Training & Education

    An estimated 30,000 people filled the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, May 23 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military’s newest officers.   The U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2014 graduated 1,068 men and women, including 784 Navy ensigns and 265 Marine Corps second lieutenants. Graduating first in the class is […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Authorities

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenés at the Pentagon on September 6, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. In a statement summarizing the meeting, Hagel and Morenés spoke at length about the violence in Syria, Little said. The two leaders discussed Spain’s support of a joint statement issued at […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced on Saturday that he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown which began Oct. 1, adding that they will be asked to return to work beginning next week.  “Immediately after President [Barack] Obama signed the Pay […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Authorities

    The Pentagon and the Navy are reviewing security procedures worldwide in the wake of last week’s tragic shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today, with the aim of enhancing prevention of and response to any future such incidents. The deputy secretary said the department is “determined to learn […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Authorities

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday called the commanding officer of the USS Barry to express his gratitude to sailors serving in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Hagel called Navy Cmdr. Thomas Dickinson to thank him and the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, Little said in a […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) welcomed aboard U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a scheduled port visit to Constanta, Romania, June 5.   Vella Gulf’s presence in Romania reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and […]

  • 26 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the not-yet-launched Zumwalt-class destroyer he toured Nov. 21 “represents the cutting edge of our naval capabilities.” The ship, now known as the Pre-Commissioning Unit, or PCU, Zumwalt, will become the USS Zumwalt, named for former Navy Adm. Elmo Zumwalt. Officials said the ship is about a year away from joining […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met yesterday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy to discuss recent events in Egypt and the Middle East, as well as the defense relationship between the United States and Egypt.   In a statement summarizing the meeting, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Hagel assured Fahmy […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone, on March 15th, with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss the situation in Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. “Secretary Hagel and Minister Le Drian affirmed the solidarity of the NATO alliance and discussed the importance of the United States and […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities

    On U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first official visit to China, the Peoples’ Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier, the PLA’s first, called Liaoning.   China is Hagel’s third stop after multiday meetings in Hawaii […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is on a two-day trip to Illinois to participate in a change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Transportation Command and to speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and visit recruits at the Naval Training Center Great Lakes today.   At Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Hagel […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities

    For reasons a U.S. senior defense official said included North Korean provocations, treaty commitments to Japan and U.S. national security interests, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday (April 6) that the United States will send Japan two more Aegis-equipped ballistic-missile defense ships by 2017.   The ships are designed to intercept ballistic missiles post-boost […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Authorities

    In a phone conversation with Ukrainian Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh on Friday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel repeated his praise for the restraint demonstrated by Ukrainian forces in Crimea and commended Tenyukh’s leadership, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.   “For his part, Minister Tenyukh updated Secretary Hagel on the situation in […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Authorities

    The U.S. Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea yesterday. The secretary, traveling in the Asia-Pacific this week for high-level meetings in South Korea, and in Japan, sat down with reporters traveling with […]