Gates Continues Visit on the USS Abraham Lincoln

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates salutes as he walks through side boys during his arrival on the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010.  DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left,  receives a brief on the Combat Direction Center while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010.  DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right,  receives an operations brief on the bridge of the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, visits "Vultures Row" and observes launches and recoveries while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visits "Vultures Row" and observes launches and recoveries while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visits "Vultures Row" and observes launches and recoveries while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with naval aviators in the ready room while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with naval aviators in the ready room while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with naval aviators in the ready room while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with naval aviators in the ready room while aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates re-enlists sailors during an all-hands call aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010.  DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, re-enlists sailors during an all-hands call aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010.  DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks the sailors assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln during a visit to the ship, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010.  DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks the sailors assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln during a visit to the ship, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010.  DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates thanks the sailors assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln during a visit to the ship, which is under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 6, 2010.  DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison