JCOC Participants Visit Pentagon

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Members of the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference tour the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2008. JCOC is the oldest existing Defense Department outreach program, having been held 74 times since its inception in 1948. Sponsored by the secretary of defense, JCOS is reserved for American leaders interested in expanding their knowledge of the military and national defense. JCOC 75 participants will visit five countries, three forward operating locations, two naval bases and a Navy carrier in U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, April 18-26, 2008. JCOC participants attend briefings by senior military and civilian defense officials, followed by hands-on experience observing exercises, participating in training and interacting with troops stationed across the globe who are engaged in defending U.S. interests. Defense Dept. photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald
  • A U.S. Marine speaks with members of the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during a tour the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald
  • Members of the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference sign guest books at a memorial of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack inside the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2008. The memorial room is located at the point of impact at which a highjacked plane slammed into the building and exploded, killing 125 people in the building and all passengers and crew aboard the plane. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald
  • A member of the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference signs a guest book at a memorial of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack inside the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald
  • Members of the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference sit in a memorial chapel dedicated to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack inside the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2008. The chapel is located at the point of impact at which a highjacked plane slammed into the building.. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald
  • Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul M. Van Sickle briefs members of the 75th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference during a tour the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on April 18, 2008. Van Sickle serves as mobilization assistant to the commander of U.S. Southern Command. Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald