U.S. Troops Pay Tribute on 9/11 Anniversary

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An honor guard detail salutes the U.S. and Djiboutian flags during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 11, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
  • An honor guard detail lowers the U.S. flag to half-mast during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 11, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
  • U.S. Navy Seabees stand in formation during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 11, 2013. The Seabees are assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
  • U.S. troops perform during a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the International Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 11, 2013. The ceremony allowed service members and personnel an opportunity to pay respect to the first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett
  • Audience members place flowers before a wreath memorial during the 9/11 memorial ceremony at the International Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 11, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Mayor pays his respects during the 9/11 memorial ceremony at the International Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 11, 2013. Mayor is assigned to the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing Theater Security Cooperation.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett
  • U.S. Navy Capt. Chris Rodeman serves as guest speaker during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan, Sept. 11, 2013. Rodeman is commander of Naval Air Facility Misawa.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Daniel Sanford
  • U.S. Navy sailors stand in formation during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan, Sept. 11, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Daniel Sanford
  • U.S. Navy Chief (select) Federico Balbin, left, and Chief (select) Patrick Ryan carry a wreath during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Naval Air Facility Misawa, Japan, Sept. 11, 2013. Balbin, a logistics specialist, is assigned to Commander, Task Force 72, and Ryan, a gunner's mate, is assigned to Naval Air Facility Misawa. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Daniel Sanford
  • An honor guard posts the colors during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2013. U.S. Air Force Photo by 1st Lt. Nathan Wallin
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Goodell rings a bell nine times in memory and tribute to the fallen firefighters of Sept. 11, 2001, during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2013. Goodell, a firefighter, is assigned to the 386thAir Expeditionary Wing.  U.S. Air Force Photo by 1st Lt. Nathan Wallin
  • A U.S. airman salutes during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2013. 
 U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Marelise Wood