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Travels with Mullen
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reviews Australian servicemembers during a welcoming ceremony at Russell House, Canberra, Australia, Feb. 22, 2008. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, returns the salute of Australian servicemembers during a welcoming ceremony at Russell House, Canberra, Australia, Feb. 22, 2008.
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to students at the Australian Defense College, Canberra, Australia, Feb. 22, 2008.
Accompanied by his wife Deborah, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Marines on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 17, 2008. The couple visited Marines assigned to the base and witnessed the newly unveiled Infantry Immersion Trainer.

Connecting With Troops Highlight of Trip

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to students at the Australian Defense College, Canberra, Australia, Feb. 22, 2008. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2008 – Touching base with soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines was the highlight of a six-day trip for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story

Military Challenged by Rapidly Changing World

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008 – The military faces the challenge of fighting the war on terrorism while the world continues to change at a rapid pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told students attending the Australian Defense College. Story

Military Must View World Through Others' Eyes

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to students at the Australian Defense College, Canberra, Australia, Feb. 22, 2008.CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008 – Military personnel must have the capacity to see the world through other peoplesí eyes, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told students at the Australian Defense College. Story

Apolitical Military Fundamental to Democracy

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 23, 2008 – The idea that the military is an apolitical organization is fundamental to democracy, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said in Australia. Story

U.S.-Australian Meetings Ready to Begin

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Australian Rear Adm. Raydon Gates in Canberra, Australia, Feb. 22, 2008. Mullen is visiting the continent to attend the 2008 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations.CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 22, 2008 – U.S. and Australian defense officials will work to strengthen the alliance between the two countries as part of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations this weekend. Story

Chairman Thanks Troops For Service

HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii, Feb. 21, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thanked U.S. forces serving in the Pacific for stepping forward to serve their country at what he called "a very critical time" in the nation's history. Story

Chairman Discusses Risk Assessments

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to participants at the Combined Force Maritime Component Commanders Flag Course hosted by Commander, Pacific Fleet, Honolulu, Feb. 20, 2008. The course was designed to improve the relationships and effectiveness of senior Pacific rim nation leaders who routinely function together at the operational level of command and control.HONOLULU, Feb. 20, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shared his philosophy on assessing military risks. Story

Ability More Important than Disability

HONOLULU, Feb. 20, 2008 – A person's ability is far more important than a person's disability, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Mullen Visits Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 20, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited Camp Pendleton, Calif., to see how the Marines Corps treats its wounded. Story

Training Brings Combat's Chaos to Camp Pendleton

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Deborah, walk through the new Infantry Immersion Trainer on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19, 2008. The close quarters battle simulator is designed to give Marines the most realistic training possible by incorporating live actors, pyrotechnics, sight, sound and smell to teach tactics and battlefield ethics.CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 20, 2008 – Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, got a first-hand look at realistic combat training Marines receive at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Story

Mullen Wishes Kosovo Well, Reaffirms Mission

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb. 20, 2008 – NATO will continue its mission in the newly independent republic of Kosovo, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. Story

Photo Essays

Feb. 25, 2008:  Mullen Visits USS Lake Erie
Feb. 22, 2008:  2008 U.S.-Australia Ministerial Consultations
Feb. 21, 2008:  Mullen Visits Pacific Fleet, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
Feb. 20, 2008:  Chairman Visits Camp Pendleton, Calif.