Obama Visits Troops on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. President Barack Obama greets hospital personnel in the ICU at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. Obama presented 10 Purple Hearts, three in the ICU. Obama met with troops after announcing he had signed a strategic partnership agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai detailing the relationship between the United States and Afghanistan as the war there nears an end. White House photo by Pete Souza
  • U.S. troops await the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 1, 2012. Obama made a surprise visit to the air base  after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a strategic partnership agreement detailing the relationship between the United States and Afghanistan as the war there nears an end. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, addresses troops before introducing U.S. President Barack Obama on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012.
 U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy
  • U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on stage to address troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy
  • U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, embrace on stage before Obama addresses troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy
  • U.S. President Barack Obama addresses troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roland Hale
  • U.S. President Barack Obama addresses troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy
  • U.S. President Barack Obama interacts with troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roland Hale
  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands and greets troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy
  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands and greets troops on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan province, May 2, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Bill Gowdy