defense http://kios.org en Defense Sec. Hagel visits Offutt Air Force Base http://kios.org/post/defense-sec-hagel-visits-offutt-air-force-base <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signaled that U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB is safe from base closings the Defense Department might consider.</span> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:26:13 +0000 Associated Press 31839 at http://kios.org Hagel sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, with sequester looming http://kios.org/post/hagel-sworn-secretary-defense-sequester-looming <p>A Nebraska native, UNO graduate and Vietnam War veteran is now the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and he comes in to the position at a time when the Defense Department faces major budget cuts. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:08:51 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 26411 at http://kios.org Hagel sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, with sequester looming