Defense Secretary

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC.  The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the world's largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices.  Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Readying Plan To Lift Transgender Ban

Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

07/13/2015

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Defense Secretary To Lead Veterans Day Ceremony

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to join a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

11/11/2014

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Pentagon Chief Attending Arrival Of 4 War Dead

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Afghanistan.

10/09/2013