Dempsey Visits Zagabad Forward Operating Base, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, and Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, right, Regional Command South Commander, arrive at the command's headquarters Zagabad Forward Operating Base, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, introduces USO President Sloan Gibson, left, to Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, right, Regional Command South Commander, Zagabad Forward Operating Base, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, the command sergeant major of the 3rd Infantry Division and Regional Command South, greets U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Zagabad Forward Operating Base, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks arrives at Zagabad Forward Operating Base, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, and comedian Iliza Shlesinger, right, talk while flying in a C-130 aircraft to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observes a counter improvised explosive device demonstration on Forward Operating Base Azim Jan Karez, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, observes a counter improvised explosive device demonstration on Forward Operating Base Azim Jan Karez, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Medals are prepared for Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to present to soldiers deployed at Forward Operating Base Azim Jan Karez, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, returns a salute after presenting an award to a U.S. soldier on Forward Operating Base Azim Jan Karez, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a Purple Heart medal at Forward Operating Base Azim Jan Karez, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S.soldiers stand at parade rest before being awarded medals at Forward Operating Base Azim Jan Karez, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a briefing on operations at Forward Operating Base Azim Jan Karez, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Blackhawk helicopters fly to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, begins the holiday USO show at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs during a holiday USO show in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Country music artist Kelly Pickler brings two U.S. soldiers on stage during a holiday USO show in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Washington Capitals Forward Matt Hendricks meets soldiers after a holiday USO show in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Washington Nationals pitcher Ross Detweiler meets soldiers after a holiday USO show in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Deanie Dempsey takes a photo of her husband, U.S. Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a soldier after a USO holiday show in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen