Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates speaks On Board USS Higgins 
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates gives a coin to a Sailor on board USS Higgins (DDG 76). 
 

SAN DIEGO - Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates speaks at an all hands call on board USS Higgins (DDG 76). Sec. Gates answered Sailors' questions and toured the ship during his visit to the San Diego area. Higgins recently returned from an around-the-world deployment and was the first ship to arrive in Haiti, following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts as part of Operation Unified Response. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elena Pence/RELEASED)

 
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