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May 2016
Travels with Carter - U.S. Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Colorado to continue his outreach to innovators in the technology sector, receive an update on key space issues, speak to Air Force Academy cadets and preside over an historic change of command at North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

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About the Secretary

Profile photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter Ash Carter is the 25th secretary of defense. He previously served as deputy defense secretary and as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter has received the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal five times and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Biography


Air Force General Assumes Leadership of NORAD, Northern Command

Noting that no duty is more important than protecting the homeland, Defense Secretary Ash Carter presided as Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson took command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Story

Carter Shares Commitments That Guide Him With Air Force Academy Cadets

Defense Secretary Ash Carter shared four commitments that guide him and asked the cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy to adapt them to their circumstances. Story

Carter: Reservists Provide Tremendous Reservoir of Tech Talent

Reserve component members provide a tremendous reservoir of technical expertise for the Defense Department, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a news conference in Santa Clara, California. Story

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Travel Locations

Map of Carter travel locations: Colorado and California.