1:26 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Defense Sec. Hagel visits Offutt Air Force Base

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.

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12:08 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hagel sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, with sequester looming

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran and a 1971 graduate of UNO.

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.

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