Chuck Hagel takes questions from the ranks in Hawaii
President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, as they wait to deliver their Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 am
HONOLULU — It was a muted but multicolored sea of camouflage as several hundred military personnel from across the service branches gathered Thursday in a hangar at Hickam Field to listen to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Dressed casually in slacks and a short sleeve shirt for the tropical weather, Hagel stood before an F-22 Raptor, a stealth fighter jet, as he delivered brief remarks and then took questions.
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Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 am.