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

Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to California and Hawaii to highlight Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts and host the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense forum, where ministers focused on security and cooperation.

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


Carter, ASEAN Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Regional Security

The United States and its Asian-Pacific allies reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen defense cooperation in areas including maritime security and counterterrorism, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in Hawaii. Story

On USS Carl Vinson, Carter Highlights Asia-Pacific Rebalance

The rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is a critical national commitment that focuses on regional prosperity and sharpening the U.S. military edge, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. Story

USS Carl Vinson Hosts Carter

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego, where he spoke to service members about the future of the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region and ongoing security challenges there. Story

Travel Locations

Map of Carter travel locations: California, Hawaii.

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