Mullen Visits Leaders, U.S. Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses troops during an all-hands call at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Aug. 2, 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, addresses troops during an all-hands call at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Aug. 2, 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, gives a coin to every service member who attended his speech at Al-Faw Palace on Camp Liberty, Iraq, Aug. 2, 2011, during his last overseas tour of the area before his retirement. He talked about the issues facing the military and answered questions from the crowd. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Stephen Scott
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bids farewell to Iraqi Gen. Babakir Zebari after meeting at the Joint Visitors Bureau in Baghdad, Aug. 2, 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, listens to a question from the media during a press availability at the Joint Visitors Bureau, Baghdad, Aug. 2, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, bids farewell to U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, Aug. 2, 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, greets service members assigned to Craig Joint Theater Hospital on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 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 U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Regional Command-East, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 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, presents the Purple Heart to U.S. Army Spc. Preston M. Hodge at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 2011. Hodge was injured when his mounted patrol came a under small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack. 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 service members assigned to Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 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, greets Ajaba Hajiroom, a patient at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 2011. The Afghan child is recovering from a small arms wound to his right arm. 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 with U.S. Army Spc. Rosasgarza Francisco, a patient at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army soldiers react to a card trick by magician David Blaine at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 2011. The soldiers are assigned to Bagram Mortuary Affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • NBA Legend Karl Malone visit with U.S. Army soldiers at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 2011. The soldiers are assigned to Bagram Mortuary Affairs. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • NBC Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewsk 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. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, greets U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, upon his arrival at Forward Operating Base Marez, Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 1, 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 to address service members at an all-hands call at Forward Operating Base Marez, Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 1, 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 at an all-hands call at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 1, 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 service members at an all-hands call at Forward Operating Base Marez, Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 1, 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, right, speaks with U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Forces-Iraq, aboard a C-17 Globemaster en route to Baghdad, Aug. 1, 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, right, greets Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad, Aug. 1, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley