Battaglia Participates in NBA All-Star Game Activities for Military Families, Veterans

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with members of the Marine Corps Band New Orleans Brass Band before the start of the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Practice in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014. About 2,500 service members, veterans and their families were guests at the practice, which is part of the pre-game activities at the NBA All-Star Game. DOD photo by Claudette Roulo
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses attendees at the NBA Rising Stars Practice at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014. More than 2,500 service members, veterans and their families were guests at the closed practice, which is part of the pre-game activities at the NBA All-Star Game. DOD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Lisa, greet athletes during the NBA Rising Stars Practice at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014. More than 2,500 service members, veterans and their families were guests at the closed practice, which is part of the pre-game activities at the NBA All-Star Game. DOD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Participants shoot hoops during the NBA Rising Stars Practice at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014. More than 2,500 service members, veterans and their families attended the closed practice as past of the pre-game activities at the NBA All-Star Game. DOD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Participants shoot hoops during the NBA Rising Stars Practice at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014. More than 2,500 service members, veterans and their families attended the closed practice as past of the pre-game activities at the NBA All-Star Game. DOD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with a volunteer from Rebuilding Together before starting work on the home of a Vietnam War veteran in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014, as part of the seventh-annual NBA All-Star Day of Service. About 250 active-duty service members and veterans volunteered to work with past and present NBA players on six homes, including the homes of four veterans.  DOD photo by Claudette Roulo
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Paul George of the Indiana Pacers help renovate the home of a veteran in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014, as part of the seventh-annual NBA All-Star Day of Service. More than 50 service members and veterans also worked on projects such as painting, landscaping and building fences.  DOD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Vietnam Veteran Louis Banks in New Orleans, Feb. 14, 2014. Banks is one of several veterans whose homes were renovated as part of the seventh-annual NBA All-Star Day of Service.  DOD photo by Army Master Sgt. Terrence L. Hayes