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GREENVILLE , Texas, Aug. 31, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gave a pep talk to employees outfitting the MC-12 Liberty aircraft for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, telling them their work is saving lives on the battlefield. Story
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2009 – A proposed alternative engine for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter would cost far more than the existing engine and push back the production timetable, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story
FORT WORTH , Texas , Aug. 31, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter factory, assessing progress on what he called “the heart of the future of our tactical combat aviation.” Story | Transcript | Video
CYPRESS, Texas, Aug. 31, 2009 – Hundreds of people arrived at the home of retired Marine Capt. Dan Moran, a warrior severely wounded in Iraq, to see Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates present him the keys to his new home on behalf of the Helping a Hero organization. Story