Gates Visits Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrives at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., during a recent trip to Fort Bragg, Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presided over a naturalization ceremony for more than 40 service members Oct. 23, 2008, at Pope Theater on Pope Air Force Base. Seated is Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Jeffrey Sapko, whose remarks opened the ceremony.  U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Benjamin Watson
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents Army Sgt. Michael Santos, 82nd Airborne Division, with a certificate of U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 23, 2008, at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. Nearly 40 servicemembers representing the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines became U.S. citizens during the ceremony. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tony Hawkins
  • Members of the U.S. military take the oath of citizenship on Pope Air Force Base, N.C. during a trip of U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to the base, Oct. 23, 2008.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • From left, U.S. Army Col. Curtis D. Boyd, commander of 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), accompanies Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner, commanding general of United States Army Special Operations Command, on a tour of the facilities at Fort Bragg Thursday.  U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Benjamin Watson
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a weapons brief from a Special Forces sergeant while touring Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives an operations brief from a Special Forces sergeant while touring on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives an operations brief from a Special Forces sergeant deployed in Iraq through secure video teleconferencing while touring on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a sniper weapons brief from a Special Forces sergeant while touring on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008.   DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, speaks with Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner, right, commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and Col. Curtis Boyd, commander of the 4th Psychological Operations Group, Airborne, during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. During the vist, Gates toured several facilities used to train Army Special Operations Forces. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tony Hawkins
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a combat medic brief from a Special Forces sergeant while touring the 18 Delta Medical Training Facility on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a Psychological Operations brief from a Special Forces sergeant while touring Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates looks over Psychological Operations leaflets while touring the 4th Psychological Operations Group on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Engagement Skills Training Facility while visiting the 82nd Airborne Division on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tours the Engagement Skills Training Facility while visiting the 82nd Airborne Division on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks at a press conference during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. During the visit, Gates met with soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tony Hawkins
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates poses with soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division during a visit on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. As the largest parachute force in the U.S. military, the 82nd Airborne Division is capable of executing a strategic airborne entry into any area of the world within 18 hours of notification. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tony Hawkins
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands and helps an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper up after taking a photo with them on Fort Bragg, N.C. during a recent trip there, Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with military spouses of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates poses for a photo with a military spouse of a 3rd Brigade Combat Team member on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 23, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison