Secretary of Defense Ash Carter embedded with Special Operations Forces (SOF) here Nov. 17.
During his visit, he met with Air Commandos, participated in a Close Air Support (CAS) demonstration, and observed a personnel recovery exercise.
“[Most] of the population doesn’t always understand what we are doing, but they support it, and they appreciate it,” Carter said. “I feel that, they tell me that, and you should know that.”
The secretary observed a Joint Assault Force with Special Tactics Airmen from the 24th Special Operations Wing and soldiers from the 7th Special Forces Group.