Vice Chairman Launches USO Spring Tour

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback, signs a football for a fan at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 25, 2013, as Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with service members. Winnefeld and his wife, Mary, made the center the first stop for the USO spring tour they are hosting. The USO team includes professional athletes, performers, cheerleaders and a coach. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with American Idol stars Ace Young and Diana Degarmo outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 25, 2013, after meeting with service members and signing autographs. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback, signs the guest book at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, Feb. 25, 2013, as Clyde Christensen, Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach, looks on. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, 'receives' a football from an explosive ordnance disposal robot during the USO spring tour on Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, operates an explosive ordnance disposal robot during the USO spring tour on Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • American Idol star Ace Young shakes hands with an explosive ordnance disposal robot operated by Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, during the USO spring tour on Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • U.S. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs a poster for the morale and welfare center as part of the USO spring tour on Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013. Members of the tour include professional athletes, an NFL coach, American Idol performers and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • American Idol star Diana Degarmo, left,  and professional football players Austin Collie, Vincent Jackson and Peyton Manning autograph footballs and posters for the morale and welfare center during the USO spring tour on Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • World Series-winning pitcher Curt Schilling talks with a military family on Naval Air Facility Rota, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013, after U.S. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, decorated three Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians with medals they earned during a recent deployment to Afghanistan. Schilling pitched for the Boston Red Sox during the series win in 2004. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh
  • American Idol stars Ace Young and Diana Degarmo perform for the crowd during the USO spring tour on Naval Air Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh