2008 USO Holiday Tour Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, enjoys a laugh with comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, Dec. 17, en route to Kandahar, Afghanistan, during the 2008 USO Holiday Tour. Along with his wife Deborah, Mulllen welcomed comedian John Bowman; actress Tichina Arnold; American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler and Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock on the tour bringing music and entertainment to servicemembers and their families stationed overseas. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Comedian Lewis Black entertains the troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the  2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Army troops stationed at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, enjoy the comedy of Lewis Black, Dec.  17, during the  2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock, American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler, and musician Zack Brown entertain troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the 2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock entertains the troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the  2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Actress Tichina Arnold belts out a tune for the troops stationed at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, durinng the 2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler entertains the troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the  2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Comedian Kathleen Madigan and musician Zack Brown entertain troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the  2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler signs autographs for soldiers, Dec. 17,  after performing with the 2008 USO Holiday Tour at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock signs autographs after performing at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the 2008 USO Holiday Tour.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Marine Corps correspondent Sgt. Brian Buckhalter interviews Sloan D. Gibson, president and CEO of the United Service Organization, Dec. 17, backstage at the  2008 USO Holiday Tour stop in Bagram, Afghanistan. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Actress Tichina Arnold, musician Zack Brown, Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock, comedian Kathleen Madigan, American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler and comedians John Bowman and Lewis Black pose for photos with servicemembers, Dec. 17, after performing at the 2008 USO Holiday Tour in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley