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Carter Visits Fort Bragg

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, arrive at Pope Field on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 9, 2015. Carter is visiting Fort Bragg to observe training exercises and host a troop event. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, 
commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, before boarding a C-17 Globemaster at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with paratroopers as they prepare to jump at the Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter watches as paratroopers conduct an airborne operation at the Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter, not shown, watches as paratroopers conduct an airborne operation over the Sicily drop zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, right, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, talks with Defense Secretary Ash Carter as they fly over the Sicily drop zone during an airborne operation on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail
  • Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division conduct an airborne operation at the Sicily drop zone during Defense Secretary Ash Carter's visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Allan Baros
  • Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division conduct an airborne operation at the Sicily drop zone during Defense Secretary Ash Carter's visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Allan Baros
  • Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division conduct a heavy bundle drop operation at the Sicily drop zone during Defense Secretary Ash Carter's visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Allan Baros
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from left, walks with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, after observing airborne operations aboard a C-17 Globemaster at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Army Capt. Virgil Barnard, right, briefs Defense Secretary Ash Carter on the capabilities of the Polaris MRZR-4 light tactical all-terrain vehicle on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. Barnard is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kissta DiGregorio
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter talks with a soldier about the capabilities of the Polaris MRZR-4 light tactical all-terrain vehicle on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter observes a static display of the Military Information Support Team on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter waits to be introduced to Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division during a troop event on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division during a troop event on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kissta DiGregorio
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division during a troop event on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division during a troop event on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kissta DiGregorio
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter, foreground, attends a roundtable meeting with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter signs a guest book at the house of Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, before a dinner party on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 10, 2015.  
 DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens to a brief about air drops during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., July 11, 2015.  DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter tours air drop facilities on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 11, 2015.  DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, presents Defense Secretary Ash Carter with a photo at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 11, 2015. Carter flew with soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and hosted a troop event during his visit to Fort Bragg.
 DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter signs a photo for troops stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 11, 2015.  DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt