Mullen Visits Manila

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Philippine Brig. Gen. Romeo Espino, commander of Camp Aguinaldo, salute as they walk through an honor cordon to the Philippine armed forces headquarters in Manila, Philippines, June 2, 2008.  Mullen is on a eight day tour visiting Asian Pacific nations, their leaders and service members assigned to the region. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with Philippine Lt. Gen Alexander M. Yano, chief of staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, in Manila, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Philippine Lt. Gen Alexander M. Yano, chief of staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lays a memorial wreath at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines, June 2, 2008.  There are 17,202 U.S. servicemembers buried in the cemetery who lost their lives during operations in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II.   Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lays a memorial wreath at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Philippines, in honor of the 17,202 U.S. troops who lost their lives during World War II operations in New Guinea and the Philippines, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • From left: Hubert Caloud, assistant superintendent Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Ricardo Morales, commander of the Philippine Army's Headquarters and Headquarters Support Group, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney, Deborah Mullen, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and  Larry A. Adkison, cemetery superintendent, salute during the playing of Taps at the cemetry. They took part in a ceremony in honor of the 17,202 U.S. troops buried at the cemetery who lost their lives in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II buried at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, the Philippines, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his wife Deborah Mullen, and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney tour hemicycles containing 36,285 names of fallen servicemembers. The troops lost their lives in operations in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Republic of the Philippines, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Superintendent Larry A. Adkison, right, points out a feature on one of the twenty-five mosaic maps recreating the achievements of the American armed forces in the Pacific during World War II to Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, June 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley