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Carter Discusses Force of the Future Initiative at Fort Drum

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Bannister, center, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis, right, welcome Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015. Carter spoke with soldiers and military family members at Fort Drum about the force of the future, and how the military can retain its best people and their battle-tested skills. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, meets with staff and counselors at the Soldier for Life Transition Center on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Bannister, right, commander of the 10th Mountain Division, shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter the current troop deployment status on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015..  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, meets with service members and their families at a roundtable discussion to field their input as a part of his Force for the Future initiative during a visit on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter listens as a reporter asks a question during a media event on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Soldiers clap as Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives to deliver remarks to them on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers remarks on building the force of the future during a troop talk on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets and gives coins to soldiers after delivering remarks on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015.  DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter pauses at a memorial honoring the victims of 9/11 on Fort Drum, N.Y., March 30, 2015. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett