Chairman, First Lady Welcome Military Families to Muppets Movie Screening at White House

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets Kermit the Frog puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, backstage before he and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome military families to a screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014. During the event, Dempsey, Obama and their special guest, Kermit the Frog, emphasized their gratitude for the service, strength and resiliency of military families. 
 DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • First Lady Michelle Obama, far right, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Dempsey's wife, Deanie, meet Kermit the Frog and his puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, before an event at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • First Lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Kermit the Frog through his puppeteer, Steve Whitmire, far right, before an event at the White House, March 12, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to military families before the screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to military families before the screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joins First Lady Michelle Obama and Kermit the Frog in welcoming military families to a screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to Kermit the Frog as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on before the screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," for military families at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks Kermit the Frog for his service to military families and presents him with a coin at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joins First Lady Michelle Obama and Kermit the Frog in welcoming military families to a screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • First Lady Michelle Obama talks as Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on as they welcome military families to a screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Military families listen as Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks before the screening of the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Steve Whitmire, Kermit the Frog puppeteer, listens during an event to screen the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp
  • Children pose for a photo with Kermit the Frog during an event to screen the new Muppets movie, "Muppets Most Wanted," at the White House, March 12, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp