Gates Visits Field Operating Base Airborne, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Army crew chief scans to skies while en route to Field Operating Base Airborne in Afghanistan, during a recent support mission for U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates prepares to land on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates signs re-enlistment certificates for soldiers on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates signs re-enlistment certificates for soldiers on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates re-enlists soldiers deployed on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates re-enlists soldiers deployed on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to soldiers deployed to Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak Province, Afghanistan, after re-enlisting eight soldiers, May 8, 2009. Gates visited Afghanistan and met with military and local leaders. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to soldiers deployed on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, after re-enlisting eight soldiers, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to soldiers deployed on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, after re-enlisting eight soldiers, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates takes a group photos with soldiers on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, after re-enlisting eight soldiers, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates takes a tour of Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with military leaders and local tribal leaders on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with military leaders and local tribal leaders on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to Katie Couric, CBS anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent, on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, after re-enlisting eight soldiers, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to the press on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak Province, Afghanistan, after re-enlisting eight soldiers, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to members of the press on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks to members of the press on Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with U.S. Army Gen. David McKiernan, commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO's International Security Assistance Force, after visiting Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks U.S. Army Gen. David McKiernan, commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO's International Security Assistance Force, after visiting Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates boards a C-17 aircraft after visiting Field Operating Base Airborne in the Wardak province, Afghanistan, May 8, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison