U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits Ft. Campbell - WDRB 41 Louisville News

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits Ft. Campbell

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The U.S. Defense Secretary paid a visit to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Wednesday afternoon.

Secretary Ashton Carter spoke to soldiers at the Army post.

About 1,800 soldiers from the post will deploy this year to Iraq and Kuwait. The soldiers are expected to be deployed for about nine months.

Carter encouraged the soldiers, saying they will be making millions of Americans feel more secure.

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