Armed Forces Bid Farewell to Bush

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President George W. Bush and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talk prior to the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to the President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Coast Guardsmen applaud the arrival of President George W. Bush during Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stand during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to the President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Left to right, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President George W. Bush,  and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wait for a pass in review during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Ceremony in honor of the president, on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Molly A. Burgess
  • President George W. Bush inspects the troops at the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute at Conmy Hall on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also attended the event.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Molly A. Burgess
  • President George W. Bush places his hand on his heart during the national anthem as part of the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • A U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Guardsman stands at parade rest during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to President George W. Bush on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, first lady Laura Bush, President George W. Bush, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates watch as troops march past them during a pass in review at the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute Ceremony held at Conmy Hall, Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Molly A. Burgess
  • The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard stands at parade rest during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to President George W. Bush on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, center, speaks during the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in honor of President George W. Bush held at Conmy Hall on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Molly A. Burgess
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates awards the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to President George W. Bush at the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates awards the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to President George W. Bush at the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, President George W. Bush and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen watch as the U.S. Military award the president with a shadow box of campaign streamers for the time he was commander in chief during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to the President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • President George W. Bush gives remarks during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to the President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates awards the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service to first lady Laura Bush at the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell to President on Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 6, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison