Mullen Visits Marja, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with local leaders in Marja, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010. Mullen addressed their concerns for the future following Operation Moshtarak to remove Taliban insurgents. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets a shopkeeper in Marja, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010. Mullen participated in a local shura with area tribal elders to address their concerns for the future after Operation Moshtarak removes Taliban insurgents in February. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, holds a shura with local leaders and tribal elders in Marja, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center, greets U.S. Marines in Marja, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff boards a V-22 Osprey in Marja, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010. Mullen held a shura with local leaders to address to their concerns for the future and visited Marines who participated in Operation Moshtarak to remove Taliban insurgents from the town in February. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with soldiers assigned to the 12th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion on Forward Operating Base Wilson, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  right, speaks with soldiers assigned to 20th Engineer Battalion at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley