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September 2008

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09/29/2008

Gates Speaks at National Defense University

Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the audience during a visit to the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2008. DoD photo by Cherie Cullen

09/29/2008

JCOC Participants Visit Stuttgart, Germany

U.S. Army Operations Detachment Alpha members from the 10th Special Forces Group demonstrate to the participants of the 76th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference how to seize a compound on their training area in Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 25, 2008. The JCOC participants are travelling through European Command during their seven- day trip viewing Defense Department assets. JCOC is the longest running Department of Defense program used to explain what the department does. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

09/29/2008

Vice Chairman Visits Brooke Army Medical Center

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright gets a simulator briefing from Dr. Rebecca Hooper during a visit to the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 26, 2008. Cartwright toured the facility with professional wrestler Mick Foley to visit wounded warriors and learn about their health care. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump

09/26/2008

JCOC Participants Visit Grafenwoehr, Germany

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Deborah Shawback watches as participants of the 76th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference board a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft en route to the Joint Military Training Center located in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 24, 2008.Shawback is a C-130 loadmaster assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany,The JCOC participants are traveling through the European Command as part of a seven-day program. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

09/25/2008

Gates Attends Retirement Ceremony on Fort Myer, Va.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, far left, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, right, walk with U.S. Sen. John Warner and his wife, Jeannie, during a military parade in honor of Warner's retirement at Whipple Field on Fort Myer, Va., Sept. 24, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen

09/24/2008

JCOC Participants Visit England

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James P. Hunt, director of Air and Space Operations Headquarters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe briefs participants of the 76th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference on Royal Air Forces Lakenheath, England, Sept. 23, 2008. The JCOC participants will travel through European Command during their seven-day trip. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

09/24/2008

JCOC Participants Observe a POW-MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

Joint Civilian Orientation Conference participants observe a POW-MIA Recognition Day ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 19, 2008. The JCOC program was created in 1948 by the first U.S. defense secretary, James V. Forrestal, and remains DoD's premier civic leader program. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

09/23/2008

JCOC Participants' Portraits

Dr. Maggie O'Brien, President of St. Mary's College in Maryland and a participant in the 76th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, views the sights of a military rocket launcher during a tour on the USS Iwo Jima in Souda Bay, Greece, Sept. 21, 2008. The JCOC participants are on a seven-day trip through the European Command. JCOC is the longest running Department of Defense outreach program used to explain to American business and community leaders what the Defense Department does. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

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