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Defense Secretary to visit NAS Jacksonville

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's choice for defense secretary, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, voted to approve Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary at a time of turmoil for the military with looming budget cuts, a fresh sign of North Korea's nuclear ambitions and drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (J. Scott Applewhite, AP2013)
Chuck Hagel (J. Scott Applewhite, AP2013)
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Updated: 7/14/2013 8:41 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Secretary of Defense of Chuck Hagel is scheduled to visit Jacksonville early this week.

According to the Department of Defense, Hagel plans to meet with service members, families and local leaders at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. 

A topic of discussion will be budget reductions and its impact on defense employees.

During the secretary's visit, he also is expected to visit the base's fleet readiness center.

For security reasons, the exact date and time of the visit have not been released.
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