Bidens Welcome Troops Home on Fort Drum

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's uncasing ceremony at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010. The ceremony marks only the second time a sitting vice president has visited Fort Drum. U.S. Army photo by Kae Young
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks to soldiers and family members at 2nd Brigade Combat Team’s uncasing ceremony at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010. She thanked family members for all they do to support soldiers. U.S. Army photo by Jason B. Cutshaw
  • Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, attend a homecoming celebration at Fort Drum, N.Y., marking the return of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Iraq. Joining the Bidens on the stage are Army Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, 10th Mountain Division commander, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca, the division’s command sergeant major.  DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz
  • Soldiers and families listen to remarks by Vice President Joe Biden during a homecoming celebration for soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010. Most of the brigade’s soldiers have returned from a nine-month deployment to Iraq, with the remainder scheduled to return in the coming days. The brigade has deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan seven times since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz
  • Vice President Joe Biden participates in a ceremony uncasing the colors of the 10th Mountain Brigade’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team and its battalions during a homecoming event at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010.  DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz
  • Vice President Joe Biden talks with soldiers during a homecoming celebration at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010.  DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, poses for photos with soldiers and their families after a homecoming celebration at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010.   DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, meets with Army spouses at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010. Dr. Biden, who champions the cause of military families along with First Lady Michelle Obama, spent more than a half hour hearing the spouses’ concerns and ideas.  DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, gets a tour of the Chapel Drive School Age Center at Fort Drum, N.Y., from Robin D. Moor, the facility’s director, July 28, 2010. The center includes a gymnasium, a technology lab and a homework center, and provides recreational and developmental activities for children of Fort Drum soldiers, such as a summer camp that was in progress during Dr. Biden’s visit.  DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, answers questions from children at the Chapel Drive School Age Center at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 28, 2010.  DoD photo by John D. Banusiewicz