SECDEF Visits Eielson

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis answers a question during a press conference June 25, 2018, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mattis and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan held a press conference after a visit to Fort Greely, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan, Leslie Hadukavich, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, the 11th Air Force commander, Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gene Kapuchuck, the 354th FW interim command chief, pose for a photo June 25, 2018 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mattis stopped in Alaska as part of a tour of the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis speaks with Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan on June 25, 2018 on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line. Mattis and Sullivan held a joint press conference after a visit to Fort Greely, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis smiles during a press conference June 25, 2018 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mattis and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan held a joint press conference to discuss the military and its role in Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis speaks to Col. David Mineau, 354th Fighter Wing commander, and Alaskan Senator Dan Sullivan on the Eielson Air Force Base flight line June 24, 2018. Mineau, along with 11th Air Force commander, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach and Chief Master Sgt. Gene Kapuchuck, 354th FW interim command chief master sergeant, greeted Mattis upon arrival. Mattis’ trip through the Indo-Pacific region will include a visit to China where he will meet with senior officials to exchange strategic perspectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis walks toward a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter June 25, 2018, on the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flight line. The helicopter transported Mattis to Fort Greely, Alaska, where he met with soldiers and learned about their missile defense operations and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis speaks to 11th Air Force and 354th Fighter Wing leaders upon arrival to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 24, 2018. Mattis’ trip to the Indo-Pacific region will include a visit to China, the first for a Secretary of Defense since 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

Three U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters take off June 25, 2018 from the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska flight line. The helicopters, which are assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, transported Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to Fort Greely, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

SECDEF VISITS EIELSON

Eleventh Air Force and 354th Fighter Wing leaders speak to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan upon their arrival at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska June 24, 2018. Mattis’ trip through the Indo-Pacific region will include stops in China, South Korea and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

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U.S. Air Force Col. David Mineau, 354th Fighter Wing commander, greets Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis upon arrival to the flight line June 24, 2018 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mattis began his seventh trip to the Indo-Pacific region in Alaska. He will travel to China, South Korea and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, 11th Air Force commander, Col. David Mineau, 354th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gene Kapuchuck, interim 354th FW command chief, standby to greet Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis upon arrival June 24, 2018 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Mattis began his seventh trip to the Indo-Pacific region in Alaska. He will travel to China, South Korea and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, 11th Air Force commander, Col. David Mineau, 354th Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gene Kapuchuck, interim 354th FW command chief, salute as the Secretary of Defense plane taxis on the flight line June 24, 2018 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Secretary James N. Mattis’ trip through the Indo-Pacific region will include stops in China, South Korea and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

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