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Gates makes stop at SJAFB

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 6, 2011 12:07 PM


United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates addresses airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Friday morning. Gates awarded the Bronze Star to Senior Master Sergeant Anrel B. Abad and gave coins to members of the 4th Fighter Wing and the 916 Air Refueling Wing.

Some asked about how the budget crisis would impact future generations of service members. Others wanted a characterization of the nation's relationship with countries in the Middle East. But the first question Defense Secretary Robert Gates fielded from the hundreds...

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