Gates Tours Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Afghanistan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak ride in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter en route to the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates poses for a photo with U.S. troops on Camp Eggers, Kabul, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shakes hands with soldiers on Camp Eggers, Kabul, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left,  and Afghanistan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak walk out to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the airport in Kabul,
March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Defense Minister of Afghanistan Abdul Rahim Wardak walk out to board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the airport in Kabul,
March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates rides in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • British Army Brig. Gen. Simon Levey, center, escorts U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Defense Minister of Afghanistan Abdul Rahim Wardak, right, during their visit to the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. Levey is the commanding general of the Combined Training Advisory Group - Afghanistan.  DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates  visits the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, fourth from left, and Afghanistan  Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, third from left, observe a training exercise on Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Afghan national army soldiers demonstrate a reaction to an ambush during a training exercise at the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Afghan national army soldiers create a perimeter around a simulated improvised explosive device during training at the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Afghan national army soldiers conduct training at the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Afghan national army soldiers demonstrate a reaction to a simulated improvised explosive device attack on a vehicle in a convoy during training at the Combined Fielding Center at Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Afghan national army soldiers demonstrate a reaction to a simulated improvised explosive device attack on a vehicle in a convoy while a U.S. trainer looks on during training at the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Defense Minister of Afghanistan Abdul Rahim Wardak receive a debrief after observing training at the Combined Fielding Center at Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • A member of the Afghan National Army salutes Defense Minister of Afghanistan Abdul Rahim Wardak at the Combined Fielding Center at Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Afghanistan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, right, makes brief remarks while U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates looks on at the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Afghanistan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak speak with members of the press after observing training at the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Afghanistan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after visiting the Combined Fielding Center on Camp Blackhorse, Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen