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Pentagon embraces survivors at TAPS event

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Jim Garamone

The military is a family, and not even death can end those familial bonds. This truism was demonstrated again May 28 as Defense Secretary Ash Carter threw open the doors of the Pentagon to more than 350 members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, commonly known as TAPS. These are the families who have…

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Secretary of Defense - Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel
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Farewell message from Secretary Hagel

Posted March 6, 2015 by DoD News Release

To the men and women of the Department of Defense: When I joined the United States Army 48 years ago, I could not have imagined one day serving as secretary of defense. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve with you. As I leave office, I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished…

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