Gates Visits Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Fort Riley, Kan.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David Phillips, commandant of the U.S. Army Military Police School, and Dr. Rebecca Johnson, deputy to the commanding general, on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David Phillips, commandant of the U.S. Army Military Police School, introduces Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a visit to the U.S. Army Engineer School on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses students at the U.S. Army Engineer School on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 19, 2011.  DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses students at the U.S. Army Engineer School on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Members of the Indonesian military attending the U.S. Army Engineer School listen as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses students on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A student at the U.S. Army Engineer School asks a question of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during his visit to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Students at the U.S. Army Engineer School listen as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during his visit to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 19, 2011.  
 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with students on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.,  May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with students on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.,  May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates conducts a town hall meeting with spouses stationed on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with spouses of soldiers assigned to Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A spouse asks a question of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a town hall meeting on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with spouses of soldiers assigned to Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A spouse asks a question of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a town hall meeting on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A spouse asks a question of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a town hall meeting on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with spouses of soldiers assigned to Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Audience members applaud as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks during a ground breaking ceremony for the Forsyth Neighborhood Center on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.  
 DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses the audience during a ground breaking ceremony for the Forsyth Neighborhood Center on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Four-year-old children who will be starting kindergarten at the new Forsyth Neighborhood Center hold shovels during a ground breaking ceremony for the center on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, and base officials watch as four-year-old children who will be starting kindergarten at the Forsyth Neighborhood Center hold shovels and participate in a ground breaking ceremony for the new center on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.  DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gives coins to the four-year-old children who will be starting kindergarten at the new Forsyth Neighborhood Center during a ground breaking ceremony for the center on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with Army Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, in front of the newly opened Forsyth Neighborhood Center on Fort Riley, Kan., May 19, 2011.   DOD photo by Cherie Cullen