Dempsey Visits USS John C. Stennis During USO Holiday Tour

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the  Joint Chiefs of Staff, walks through rainbow sideboys upon arrival to the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis for a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Dempsey in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012. The tour featured country music singer Kellie Pickler; Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen; Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks and comedian Iliza Shlesinger. The John C. Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lex T. Wenberg
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis in the hangar bay during a USO-sponsored holiday tour in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012 .  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hetherington
  • A crowd of sailors gathers to hear comedian Iliza Shlesinger perform on the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate
  • Country music singer Kellie Pickler and her band perform for the crew of the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis in the hangar bay during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hetherington
  • Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler, left, and Craig Stammen speak to the crew of the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis in the hangar bay during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by  Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hetherington
  • Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs for sailors aboard the USS John C. Stennis during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate
  • Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs for the crew of the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis in the hangar bay during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hetherington
  • Navy Lt. Cmdr. Edward Jasso explains the purpose of the board in flight deck control to Army Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis during a USO-sponsored holiday tour in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate
  • Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Fermin Timothee, command master chief of Carrier Air Wing 9, speaks with Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the flag mess of the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis during a USO-sponsored holiday tour in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hetherington
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sits in the cockpit of an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Tophatters of Strike Fighter Squadron 14 in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis during a USO-sponsored holiday tour led by Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 13, 2012.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hetherington