Secretary of Defense to visit Pope AFB

Posted October 21, 2008 11:56 a.m. EDT

— 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.