Carter Visits Afghan Officials, Troops in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter receives a warm welcome from U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis as he arrives at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Lewis is the deputy commanding general for support for Regional Command East. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter walks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis as he arrives at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Lewis is the deputy commanding general for support for Regional Command East. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanks troops for their service as he visits Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. troops listen as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanks them for their service at Jalalabad Airfield, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis escorts U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter to an awaiting helicopter as he wraps up a visit to Jalalabad Air Base, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Lewis is the deputy commanding general for support for Regional Command East. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • As a Black Hawk helicopter hovers overhead, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, right, in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. Lewis is the deputy commanding general for support for Regional Command East. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A Black Hawk helicopter carrying U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter touches down on a gravel landing zone on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter introduces himself to officers at a meeting on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens closely to Afghanistan army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri during a briefing on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. During the meeting, Waziri briefed Carter on the status of Afghan forces.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens closely to Afghan army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri during a briefing on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013. During the meeting, Waziri briefed Carter on the status of Afghan forces.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Afghan army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri briefs U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter during a meeting on Forward Operating Base Gambrei in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A crewman aboard the helicopter carrying the delegation of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter looks out over Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • The Black Hawk helicopter carrying U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter flies over a mountain range as he visits bases in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A helicopter carrying the delegation of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter flies over a mountain range in Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter receives an escort to the presidential palace on his way to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • An aerial view from a helicopter shows a section of Kabul, Afghanistan, as it flies over the region as U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits bases, May 13, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett