JCOC: Visiting the Philippines

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Members of the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference board a Charleston, S.C., based C-17 Globemaster III at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, enroute to Manila, Philippines, Nov. 8, 2007.  JCOC is a Secretary of Defense program for America's leaders interested in expanding their knowledge of the military and national defense. JCOC is the oldest Pentagon outreach program. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Participants in the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference settle in aboard a C-17 Globemaster III, bound for Manila, Philippines, on their second of five scheduled C-17 flights of the conference, Nov. 8, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman
  • Upon arrival to the Manila International Airportin the Republic of Philippines, 74th Army Major Becky Leggieri and Marine Corps Captain Blanca Binstock, Joint Civilian Orientation Conference team leaders, guide  participants to their assigned buses for transportation to a visit to the U.S. Embassy, Nov. 8, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman
  • A Republic of the Philippines Navy Seal Team boards a mock hijacked vessel during a demonstration for members of the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference at the Philippine Naval Headquarters in Manila, Nov. 8, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman
  • A Filipino Navy Special Operations team cruises in during a demonstration for the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference held in Manila, Nov. 8, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • A Filipino Navy SEAL team demonstrates their capabilities to the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference in Manila, Nov. 8, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • A Filipino boy sits at the American Battle Monuments Commission cemetery in Manila as the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference participates in a wreath laying, Nov. 8, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Alston Ramsay, speech writer for the Secretary of Defense, takes in the 17,202 headstones at the American Battle Monuments Commission cemetery in Manila while on a tour during the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, Nov. 8, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Fassil Gabremariam, president and founder of US-Africa Free Enterprise Education Foundation, Tampa, Fla., walks down the path of over 17,202 grave sites at the American Battle Monuments Commission cemetery in Manila while on a tour during the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, Nov. 8, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Sara Wallace walks through the hallowed walkways of the World War II cemetery and memorial in Manila during the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, Nov. 8, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Members of the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference lay a wreath at the World War II cemetery and memorial in Manila, Nov. 8, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Left to right: Denis Bilodeau, Robert Perkowitz, Dr. Joan Weiner, and Paul Dimitruk,  participants in the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, stand for a moment of silence after presenting a wreath at the Manila American Cemetery Memorial Chapel, Philippines, Nov. 8, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman
  • Members of the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference take a break after a wreath laying at the American Battle Monuments Commission cemetery in Manila, Nov. 8, 2007.   Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Kristie A. Kenney addresses the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during the JCOC visit to the Embassy in Manila, Nov. 8, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman
  • During the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conferences visit to Manila, Philippines,  Elizabeth A. Milias, special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, speaks during a lunch and cultural presentation hosted by a delegation of the Philippine Navy, Nov. 8, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman
  • Members of the to the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference applaud a Republic of the Philippines Navy Seal Team after the team's successful neutralization of terrorist hijackers during a mock demonstration at the Philippine Naval Headquarters, Manila, Nov. 8, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman
  • Members of the 74th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference held a wreath laying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Republic of the Philippines, Nov. 8, 2007.  Defense Dept. photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael D. Heckman