Gates Visits Fort Belvoir Troops, Families

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane, left, salutes as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrives on a rainy morning at George Washington Community Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 8, 2009. Gates was on Fort. Belvoir to meet privately with 14 soldiers and spouses to discuss various topics of concern for military families. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sumalee Bustamante at George Washington Community Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 8, 2009. Gates met privately with 14 soldiers and spouses to discuss various topics of concern for military families. Bustamante is a miitary policeman. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with soldiers and spouses to discuss various topics of concern for military families at George Washington Community Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 8, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with soldiers and spouses about various topics of concern for military families at George Washington Community Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 8, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press after meeting privately with soldiers and spouses to discuss various topics of concern for military families at George Washington Community Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 8, 2009.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the press after meeting privately with soldiers and spouses to discuss various topics of concern for military families at George Washington Community Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 8, 2009.   DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service writer, listens as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to members of the press after a private meeting with soldiers and spouses to discuss various topics of concern for military families at George Washington Community Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 8, 2009. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen