Photo Credit: Fred Troilo, Boeing Defense, Space Security
Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal leaves a message in the cargo area of a newly constructed CH-47F helicopter to the future crews, and passengers, during an industry visit with Boeing in Ridley Park, Pa., August 14, 2013. Westphal and Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, visited the facility to gain situational awareness and tour the newly refurbished manufacturing facility for the CH-47F. The Army's deliberate efforts to maintain a relationship with industry are critical to ensuring the production of capabilities required to support the Warfighter. The visit reinforces the Army's commitment to the industrial base and the preservation of lines of communication with industry partners.