Chairman Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi, chief of the General Staff of the Afghan National Army, depart the Ministry of Defense in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011. Mullen is on a five-day USO tour with comedian Jon Stewart, NBA legend Karl Malone and magician David Blaine visiting troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  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, greets International Security Assistance Force soliders assigned to Mehter Lam, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011.  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, visits a memorial commemorating seven CIA agents that were killed in a December 2009 suicide attack on Camp Chapman, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011.  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 comedian Jon Stewart, magician David Blaine and NBA legend Karl Malone in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011.  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, addresses the media during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • A journalist interviews U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 31, 2011. 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, walks with U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Glenn Walters, left, commanding general of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, and U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Lewis Craparotta, commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, during a visit to Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 30, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines during a visit to Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 30, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines during a visit to Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 30, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents his challenge coin to a Marine during his visit to Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 30, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses Marines assigned to Forward Operating Base Jackson in Afghanistan, July 30, 2011.  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, addresses Marines assigned to Foward Operating Base Jackson in Afghanistan, July 30, 2011.  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, addresses troops during an all hands call on Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan, July 30, 2011.  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, arrives on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, July 30, 2011.  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, walks with Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of ISAF-Afghanistan, and Army Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commander of ISAF Regional Command-East, on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, July 30, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S.Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of ISAF-Afghanistan, greets comedian Jon Stewart on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, July 30, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Comedian Jon Stewart visits with Army Sgt. Jason Gregg, left, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Buschagen, right, at Tarin Kowt Hospital in Afghanistan, July 30, 2011. Gregg and Buschagen were presnted the Purple Heart by U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for injuries sustained during action.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley