U.S., Kuwaiti Leaders Attend 50/20 Celebration Parade

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrives in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on Feb. 25, 2011. Mullen is on a week-long 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 Chad J. McNeeley
  • 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 on Feb. 26, 2011. Mullen wrapped up a week-long 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 Saddam Husseins forces from their country during the first Gulf War. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait, Deborah K. Jones, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former Secretaries of State James Baker and Gen. Colin Powell speak at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait on Feb. 26, 2011. Mullen visited Kuwaiti to attend their 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kuwaiti tanks roll and jets fly during the Kuwaiti National Day military parade on 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
  • U.S. Army Caiman vehicles make a pass and review on the parade grounds as part of the 50/20 Celebration parade in Kuwait, Feb. 26, 2011. U.S. forces, along with troops from multiple nations were invited to Kuwait to take part in Kuwait’s 50/20 Celebration, honoring 50 years of Kuwait’s independence and the 20 years of liberation. Kuwait and the U.S. have shared a strong relationship since Operation Desert Storm and continue to build upon an enduring partnership between nations. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric Guzman
  • Syrian tanks participate in the 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
  • Left to Right; U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Mark Fox, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, commanding general, Third Army, U.S. Army Central, Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Adm. Eric Olson, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, all view the proceedings at the 50/20 Celebration parade in Kuwait, Feb. 26, 2011. The 50/20 Celebration honors Kuwait’s 50-years of independence as well as 20 years since Kuwait’s liberation and Operation Desert Storm. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Salcido
  • A crowd of Kuwaiti spectators erupt in cheers bearing a message of peace during the 50/20 Celebration parade in Kuwait, Feb. 26, 2011. The 50/20 Celebration honors 50 years of Kuwaiti independence and the 20 years since Operations Desert Storm. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric Guzman