Biden Attends Iraq's Day of Commitment Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech during the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. The ceremony commemorated the sacrifices and accomplishments of U.S. and Iraqi service members. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech during the Government of Iraq ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau
  • U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James F. Jeffrey, left, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and U.S and Iraqi troops salute during the singing of the Iraqi and U.S. national anthems during the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau
  • Iraqi military and police personnel stand in formation during the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau
  • U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, U.S. Forces Iraq commander, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Allen, right, applaud during the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki talks to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden after gihe gave a speech during the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James F. Jeffrey, far left, and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, far right, participated in the ceremony, which commemorated the sacrifices and accomplishments of U.S. and Iraqi service members. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • The Iraqi government hosts the Day of Commitment ceremony at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. The ceremony would be the last of its kind as U.S. forces continue to draw out of Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau
  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden takes time to talk to more than a hundred airmen and soldiers after the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. Biden shook hands, took pictures and gave each service member a coin. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden talks with U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, U.S. Forces Iraq commander, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice after unveiling the Medal of Commitment during the Iraqi government's Day of Commitment ceremony in the Al Faw Palace on Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. Rice is the command sergeant major assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau
  • The Iraqi government hosts the Day of Commitment ceremony at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Dec. 1, 2011. The ceremony would be the last of its kind as U.S. forces continue to draw out of Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau