Mullen Visits Iraq on USO Holiday Tour

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefs the traveling media while in route from Afghanistan to Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. Mullen and his wife, Deborah, are hosting the 2009 USO Holiday Tour with tennis star Anna Kournikova, comedian Dave Attell, tennis coach Nicholas Bollettieri and musician Billy Ray Cyrus on the tour visiting troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Comedian Dave Attell and tennis star Anna Kournikova perform during the 2009 USO Holiday Tour stop in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2009. U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah, welcomed tennis coach Nicholas Bollettieri and musician Billy Ray Cyrus on the tour visiting troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Musician Billy Ray Cyrus performs during the 2009 USO Holiday Tour stop in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2009. U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah, welcomed tennis star Anna Kournikova, comedian Dave Attell and tennis coach Nicholas Bollettieri and on the tour visiting troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. soldiers dance to the music as Billy Ray Cyrus performs during the 2009 USO Holiday Tour stop in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. 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, centerm and his wife, Deborah, far left, gather for a group photo at the conclusion of the show  in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, immediately greets and shakes the hand of the first Soldier he encounters after exiting his vehicle, Spc. James Belland, Red Bull Visitor’s Bureau, at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey
  • U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, greets Imam Al-Moosawi, in Basra, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. 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 sailors assigned to Riverine Squadron Three after an all hands call, Basra, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. 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 the press in Basra, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stops to offer a few parting words to Imam Sayyed Moosawi and Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz, commander of the 14th Iraqi Army Division, just prior to leaving Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey
  • Maj. Gen. Abdul Aziz, commander of the 14th Iraqi Army Division, Imam Sayyed Moosawi, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Maj. Gen. Rick Nash, commander of Multi-National Division South and 34th Infantry Division, discuss the importance of security and stability in Basrah, Iraq, especially in preparation for the upcoming elections.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey
  • Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, waits for his wife, Deborah
Mullen, before entering the interim chapel at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. Mullen took time during his visit to answer questions from service members and hand out coins. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey
  • Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with service members, including soldiers from the 34th Infantry Division and a front row of Sailors from Riverine Squadron 3 at the interim chapel, Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey