Carter Begins Weeklong Trip to Asia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Air Force Col. Frank Battistelli as he arrives with his delegation on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 16, 2013, to refuel his C-40 aircraft while en route to Asia for a weeklong trip. Battistelli is the commander of the 673rd Mission Support Group, 673rd Air Base Wing. DOD Photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with Air Force Col. Frank Battistelli as he arrives with his delegation on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 16, 2013, to refuel his C-40 aircraft while en route to Asia for a weeklong trip. DOD Photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with Air Force Col. Frank Battistelli as he arrives with his delegation on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 16, 2013, to refuel his C-40 aircraft while en route to Asia for a weeklong trip. DOD Photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives on Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2013, while en route to Asia for a weeklong trip. During his brief stop, Carter met with Japan's Senior Vice Defense Minister Akinori Eto to discuss the continued close relationship of U.S. forces and Japan's military as well the ongoing realignment of U.S. Forces toward the Asia-Pacific region. DOD Photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter shakes hands with Japan's Senior Vice Defense Minister Akinori Eto on Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2013. DOD Photo By Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Japan's Senior Vice Defense Minister Akinori Eto on Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2013. DOD Photo By Glenn Fawcett