Defense secretary Hagel to visit JBER on Wednesday

Tegan Hanlon

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on Wednesday afternoon to address service members about their role in homeland defense.

Hagel is expected to speak to about 200 invited guests from the Air Force and Army before he embarks on a 12-day trip to Asia and Europe, said a news release from Jim Hart, JBER spokesman.