Gates Visits Charleston AFB

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Col. John "Red" Millander, center, 437th Airlift Wing commander, and Col. Tim Wrighton, left, 315th Airlift Wing commander, greet  Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates upon his arrival at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  •  Col. John "Red" Millander, 437th Airlift Wing Commander, greets Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on the Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flightline, Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates Robert M. Gates watches as MRAPs are loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watches as MRAPs are loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • MRAPs are loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watches as MRAPs are loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with airman onboard a C-17 Globemaster aircraft at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watches as MRAPs are loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Col. John "Red" Millander gives Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates a tour of a C-17 Globemaster loaded with MRAPs at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with airman loading MRAPs onto a C-17 Globemaster aircraft at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with Col. John "Red" Millander, 437th Airlift Wing Commander, at Charleston AFB, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks Charleston police officers for their assistance during a visit to Charleston, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
  • Col. John "Red" Millander, right, 437th Airlift Wing Commander, and Col. Tim Wrighton, left, 315th Airlift Wing Commander, salute as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates departs Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 18, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby