United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense

March 20 - 25, 2011
12,215 Miles

Russia

Egypt

Israel

Jordan

Top Stories

Turmoil Brings Challenges, Opportunities, Gates Says

ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT, March 25, 2011 – During a week of visits with leaders who all are affected by simultaneous antigovernment protests in Middle East countries, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates focused on opportunities that come with the challenges. Story

Gates Reaffirms 'Unshakable' U.S. Support for Israel

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, March 24, 2011 – Defense issues in the U.S.-Israel relationship and the implications of dramatic Middle East political shifts were among topics considered here as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Story

Gates: U.S.-Israeli Defense Relationship Never Stronger

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 24, 2011 – Noting that their military relationship has never been stronger, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today that the United States and Israel should stand together “as we contemplate and work with the extraordinary change that is taking place around the region.” Story

More Headlines

Photo Essays

News Photos

Travel Statistics

YearIntl.
Miles
Countries
Visited*
Travel
Days
Hours
Flown
20069,2001 (1)425
2007199,29933 (49)78428
2008116,21027 (34)54301
2009105,08218 (20)41245
2010165,89125 (30)67372
TOTALS595,682104 (134)2441373

* The number in parentheses reflects the total number of locations visited for the year. This number is higher as it reflects multiple visits to countries already previously visited.

Gates' Location

Common Challenges
-->

About the Secretary

In the course of his duties, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates travels throughout the world visiting U.S. military forces in deployed locations and meeting with defense counterparts in allied and partner nations. Here's a look at Secretary Gates' latest travels.