Winnefeld Attends 31st USO Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gives remarks during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va. March 14, 2013. The event, which honored military members, families and military supporters for their actions, drew other senior military leaders, entertainers and wounded warriors.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • Actor, producer and director Joe Mantegna speaks during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. Mantegna, a longtime supporter of the military, earned a merit award for his consistent support of military members and for his work with charities. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • Army Gen. Frank J. Grass, left, chief of the National Guard Bureau, presents a special salute award to Army Lt. Col. Laura Wheeler, a mental health specialist serving in the National Guard, during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Willie Williams, left, director of Marine Corps staff, presents a special salute award to Navy Lt. Cmdr. Trevor Petrou, a physical therapist specialist serving in the Navy's Medical Service Corps, during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, left, presents a special salute award to Army Maj. David Larres, an occupational therapist specialist serving in the Army, during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III, left, presents a special salute award to Air Force 1st Lt. Sarah Batzer-Frye, a nurse serving in the Air Force in an intensive care unit, during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, left, chief of the Navy Medical Corps, presents a special salute award to Navy Cmdr. Angela Earley, a Navy surgeon, during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp Jr., right, presents a special salute award to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randy Haba during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. Haba is an aviation survival technician serving as a helicopter rescue swimmer in the Coast Guard. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Everett Alvarez Jr., left, a Navy POW veteran captured during the Vietnam War, presents the Legacy of Hope award to a representative from the Military Channel during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Linda Odierno, left, wife of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, and her dog, Tootsie, receive a special salute award from retired Army Capt. Leslie N. Smith during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. Odierno received the award for her volunteer service in pet therapy.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • World War II Air Force veteran pilot Herbert Heilbrun, left, presents actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips with the Legacy of Achievement award during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Professional wrestler Mick Foley, left, speaks with Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mary, during the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st awards dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2013. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh