Gates Tours the USS Vicksburg

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks aboard the USS Vicksburg, which is ported in Bahrain while on a visit to Southwest Asia, Dec. 6, 2007. Gates is in the region to discuss defense issues and recieve updates from commanders.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with sailors after boarding the USS Vicksburg, which is ported in Bahrain, Dec. 6, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks up a deck on the USS Vicksburg, which is ported in Bahrain after a deployment in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 6, 2007. Gates is in the region to discuss defense issues and recieve updates from commanders. 
  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with U.S. Navy Capt. Chip Swicker on board the USS Vicksburg, which is ported in Bahrain during Gates' visit to the kingdom, Dec. 6, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to junior sailors aboard the USS Vicksburg, which is ported in Bahrain, Dec. 6, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison