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02/27/2011

COMMANDERS' VIEW

Left to right, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command; U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage III, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command; U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, commanding general, Third Army, U.S. Army Central; U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command and U.S. Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, watch the 50/20 Celebration parade in Kuwait, Feb. 26, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Salcido

02/27/2011

U.S. SUPPORT

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robert McCaleb, assistant chief of staff, G8, Third Army, U.S. Army Central, leads troops during the 50/20 Celebration parade in Kuwait, Feb. 26, 2011. U.S. support for the celebration showcased the historical importance of the enduring relationship between the U.S. and Kuwait. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. M. Benjamin Gable

02/27/2011

MILITARY PARADE

Syrian tanks take part in the Kuwaiti National Day military parade, Feb. 26, 2011. The parade was part of the celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of their independence, and the 20th anniversary of their ousting of Saddam Hussein's forces from their country during the first Gulf War. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

02/27/2011

CHIEF CHAT

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Lt. Gen. Ahmed al Khalid al Sabah, chief of the General Staff of the Kuwaiti Army, Feb. 26, 2011. Mullen attended Kuwaiti National Day celebrations that marked the 50th anniversary of their independence, and the 20th anniversary of their ousting of Saddam Hussein's forces from their country during the first Gulf War. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

02/27/2011

ANNIVERSARY GUESTS

U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Deborah K. Jones, left background, and U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left foreground, talk with former U.S. Secretaries of State James Baker and retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell, opposite Mullen, at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, Feb. 26, 2011. The four were in Kuwait to attend the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

02/27/2011

CROWN PRINCE

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, Feb. 26, 2011. Mullen wrapped up a weeklong trip through the Middle East to reassure friends and allies of the U.S. commitment to regional stability and to attend Kuwaiti National Day celebrations that marked the 50th anniversary of their independence, and the 20th anniversary of their ousting of Saddam Hussein's forces from their country. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

02/25/2011

KUWAIT ARRIVAL

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrives in Kuwait City, Kuwait, Feb. 25, 2011. Mullen is on a weeklong trip through the Middle East to reassure friends and allies of the U.S. commitment to regional stability. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

02/25/2011

WEST POINT CHAT

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Army Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, West Point superintendent, and West Point Cadet First Capt. Marc Beaudion at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

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