Gates Visits San Diego, Calif.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is greeted after arriving at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego,  Jan. 6, 2008.  Gates will award Bronze Star medals and meet with sailors and recruits. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with key members of his staff to review the day's schedule during a visit to San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with key members of his staff to review the day's schedule during a visit to San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents Bronze Star medals to members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit during an award ceremony in San Diego,  Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Lt. Cmdr. Tom Reynolds, commander of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, pin new rank insignia onto a servicemember during an award ceremony in San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Lt. Cmdr. Tom Reynolds, commander of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, briefs Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a visit to San Diego,  Jan. 7, 2008, about the types of equipment they use while deployed.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Lt. Cmdr. Tom Reynolds, commander of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, briefs Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a visit to San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008, about types of explosive devices commonly found in Iraq and Afghanistan.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates observes a robot demonstration by members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 in San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Lt. Cmdr. Tom Reynolds, commander of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, briefs Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a visit to San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008, about types of equipment the unit uses in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates attends a Naval Special Warfare Group briefing during a visit to San Diego,  Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • A Bronze Star Medal hangs from a sailor's shirt pocket during an award ceremony in which Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presented awards to U.S. Navy SEALS in San Diego,  Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience after awarding Bronze Star Medals to U.S. Navy SEALS in San Diego,  Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pins the Bronze Star Medal on a U.S. Navy SEAL during an award ceremony in San Diego,  Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks U.S. Navy SEALS for their service and sacrifice during an award ceremony in San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates attends a briefing by U.S. servicemembers who provided support during the recent wildfires in Southern California during a visit to San Diego, Jan. 7, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with Navy Rear Adm. Len Hering on Jan. 7, 2008, in San Diego, after visiting with the servicemembers who provided support during recent wildfires in Southern California. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby