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Travels With Mullen: USO Tour, Troop Visit, July 7-12, 2008
Photo collage of Mullen on tour, visiting troops (see text captions).
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , takes a walking tour of Combat Outpost Rabiy, Mosul, Iraq, with U.S. [hi-res image]
Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, takes a walking tour of the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, July 7, 2008. [hi-res image]

Top Stories

Mullen Meets With
Pakistani Leaders

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 12, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with Pakistan’s military and civilian leaders here today to discuss issues concerning Pakistan’s lack of pressure toward insurgents flowing from its border into Afghanistan. Story

Mullen Presents Medals for Valor
To 12 Paratroopers in Afghanistan

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awards the Silver Star to U.S. Army Capt. Gregory Ambrosia in Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan, July 11, 2008.KORENGAL VALLEY, Afghanistan, July 12, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday took the opportunity to present 12 paratroopers with awards here for valorous and heroic achievements in combat. Story

Chairman Commends Marines
For Impact, New Mission

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 11, 2008 – The U.S. military’s top-ranking officer met today with U.S. Marines based just northwest of here who are charged with the “critical, top-priority mission” of training the Afghan National Police. Story

U.S., Afghan Forces Focus
On Pakistani Border

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 10, 2008 – The U.S. military’s senior officer and the commander of international forces in Afghanistan met with reporters here today to discuss the situation and threats coalition and Afghan forces are facing. Story
"People are our most important resource. It is no truer in any situation anywhere than it
is in combat."
Admiral Mike Mullen
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
July 8, 2008

Mullen Meets With Enlisted Troops in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq, July 8, 2008 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with more than 200 soldiers and airmen in the lower enlisted ranks here today to thank them for their service and to give them the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns. Story

Mullen Gets First-Hand Look
At Sadr City Improvements

BAGHDAD, July 7, 2008 – The U.S. military’s top-ranking officer encountered one of Iraq’s most dangerous areas today and saw first-hand the improvements Iraqi and U.S. forces have made during recent months. Story

Mullen Kicks Off USO Tour,
Troop Visit in Middle East

BAGHDAD, July 7, 2008 – The top U.S. military officer traveled to Kuwait and Iraq today for the first stops of a seven-day, summer troop visit and United Service Organizations tour. Story
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen addresses soldiers during a town hall-style meeting, Camp Victory, Iraq, July 7, 2008. [hi-res image]
U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, poses for a group photo with award recipients from the 503rd Infantry Regiment, Korengal Outpost, Afghanistan, July 11, 2008.