Gates Tours Lockheed Martin Production Facility

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with Robert  Stevens, Lockheed Martin's president, during a tour of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter plant in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Mike Bateman briefs  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates about the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter forward fuselage during a tour of the F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.  Bateman, a Navy veteran, has been with Lockheed Martin for 29 years.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary  Robert M. Gates meets with Leon Garland, left, a Lockheed Martin structures mechanic, during a tour of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility with Lockheed Martin President Robert Stevens, center, in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility with Lockheed Martin President Robert Stevens and Dan Crowley, executive vice president and F-35 program manager, in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with plant workers during a tour of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility with Lockheed Martin President Robert Stevens and Dan Crowley, executive vice president and F-35 program manager, in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with plant workers during a tour of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.
 DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility with Lockheed Martin President Robert Stevens, right, and Dan Crowley, executive vice president and F-35 program manager, left, in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Plant workers work on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the production facility, in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates views the laser projection section during a tour of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility with Lockheed Martin President Robert Stevens, right, and Dan Crowley, executive vice president and F-35 program manager, left, in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Bloomberg news reporter Peter Cook interviews Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during the leader's tour of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Bloomberg news reporter Peter Cook interviews Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during the leader's tour of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gets briefed about the helmet worn by the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots during a tour of the Lockheed Martin production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates signs the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, with a special "Gig 'em" note under a Texas A&M logo during a tour of the F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' signature, which included a special "Gig 'em" note under a Texas A&M logo, decorates a Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, at the production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. Gates signed the aircraft during a tour of the facility. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press following a tour of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press following a tour of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is on display at the production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter conducts a flyby for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a tour of the F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen