Gates Tours Restoration and Resilience Center

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with the press after touring the Restoration and Resilience Center on Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, May 1, 2008. The center, an all-volunteer program, was designed to treat soldiers who return from combat with post traumatic stress syndrome and eventually return them to the force.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife, Becky, meet with Dr. John Fortunato, chief of the Restoration and Resilience Center on Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, May 1, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife, Becky, look at the meditation room during a tour of the Restoration and Resilience Center on Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, May 1, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife, Becky, led by Dr. John Fortunato, tour the Restoration and Resilience Center on Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, May 1, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
  • Dr. John Fortunato, chief of the Restoration and Resilience Center on Fort Bliss, shows Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife, Becky, examples from the soldiers' art therapy sessions during a tour of the facility in El Paso, Texas, May 1, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen