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

Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.

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


Force of the Future Requires Commitment From All, Carter Says

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with troops during a visit to Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter told sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., that it takes commitment from all service members to modernize the U.S. military and keep it strong. Story

Carter Tells Deploying Troops to Build on Momentum in Counter-ISIL Fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, center, meets with Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, left, XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general, and Army Gen. Robert Abrams, right, U.S. Army Forces Command commander.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressed service members set to deploy to Iraq with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C. Story

Secretary Opens DoD Innovation Hub in Boston, Adding to Efforts in California

Defense Secretary Ash Carter opens the Defense Department’s second Defense Innovation Unit Experiment office in Boston.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said a second Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, has been opened in Boston, to join in technology efforts that have been ongoing at a similar location in Silicon Valley, Calif. Story

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Travel Locations

Map of Carter travel locations: Massachusetts, North Carolina, Illinois.

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