Carter Visits Texas Bases to Thank Troops

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, greets Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter as he arrives on Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Framed by flags blowing in the windy Hill Country, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with a soldier as he visits Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Army Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, look at photos of prior division commanders on Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with troops as he visits Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Troops listen as Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks on Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas,  Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Under the reach of a large tank gun, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with troops during his visit to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens as Army Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland describes a scenario on screen as he visits the 1st Armored Division Operations Center on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland describes a scenario as Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter  looks at a large display during his visit to the 1st Armored Division Operations Center on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter  speaks to soldiers on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013. Carter, who is winding down his tenure as the deputy and will leave later this year, thanked the troops for their service.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division Operations Center look on from their work stations as Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanks them for their service during his visit to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Troops listen as Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter makes remarks during his visit to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas,  Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter looks at tanks as he walks with Army Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of the 1st Armored Division, left, on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanks soldiers for their service as they stand in front of tanks on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Armored Division. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett