Maverick Tennis On Display at the Pentagon
Hagel was meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, an avid tennis player. After their meeting and a joint press conference, Hagel presented Onodera with a Maverick tennis t-shirt and warmup jacket.
Last October, Onodera gave Hagel, an avid swimmer, a pair of underwater headphones. On Friday, Hagel returned the favor. After touring the Strategic Command, Onodera visited the UNO campus, Hagel's alma mater. Hagel wanted to give him a piece of memorabilia to take back to Japan. Onodera received the apparel with a laugh and smile, as the press gallery laughed and applauded the gesture.