Dempsey Continues USO Holiday Tour in Kyrgyzstan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, his wife, Deanie, and celebrities touring with the USO visit service members at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with a U.S. airman based at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. Battaglia visited the center as part of the USO Holiday Tour. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman, country music singer Kellie Pickler; Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen; Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks and comedian Iliza Shlesinger, are shown a mural of New York's skyline created by U.S. personnel at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • A U.S. Marine Corps officer welcomes U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and USO talent members to the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses service members at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses service members at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. The service members are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his wife, Deanie, and country music singer Kellie Pickler, are escorted to another building where U.S. service members are based in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses service members before the USO talent show performs at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs for service members during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • A crowd of service members cheer as comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Country music singer Kellie Pickler and her band perform for service members during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Country music singer Kellie Pickler, right, is joined by several service members while  performing for the audience during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, applaud during a USO-sponsored holiday tour in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Washington Nationals pitcher Craig Stammen addresses the service members during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Washington Nationals pitchers Craig Stammen and Ross Detwiler address the service members during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Washington Nationals pitcher Craig Stammen entertains service members during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs a book for a service member after a USO talent show in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Deanie Dempsey, wife of U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with service members after a USO talent show in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Dec. 14, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen