Secretary of Defense to visit Pope AFB

Robert Gates will administer the oath of citizenship to 40 people.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will visit Pope Air Force Base Thursday to attend a naturalization ceremony for 40 servicemen and women who are becoming citizens of the United States.

Gates will administer the oath at 10 a.m. to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from bases throughout North Carolina, then will meet with the media on Fort Bragg.

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