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Dempsey Visits Troops, Meets Leaders in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, presents a Navy Commendation Medal to an airman at Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, waits in line for lunch in the dining facility on Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reads the dog-tag that is part of a memorial to the fallen soldiers of Task Force Bronco, 325 International Security Assistance Force, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Some Task Force Bronco Company commanders raise their hands after U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asks a question during a group meeting in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2011. Dempsey asked the commanders how many have been deployed for two or more Christmases. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, presents a Purple Heart Medal to a soldier assigned to Task Force Bronco, International Security Assistance Force, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey answers questions during an open discussion with Task Force Bronco Company commanders in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Minka Kelly and Jordan Sparks, USO performers, pose for a picture with a U.S. soldier in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011. Jordan and Minka are in Afghanistan as part of the holiday USO tour. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses service members during a USO show in Bagram, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Nephew Tommy performs in the USO's holiday tour show at Bagram, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army soldiers react to Nephew Tommy's performance during the USO's Holiday tour show in Bagram, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Minka Kelly thanks troops for their service during the USO's holiday tour show in Bagram, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • USO performers and staff gather on stage at the conclusion of USO's 2011 holiday show for U.S. troops in Bagram, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2011. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Jordan Sparks thanks troops for their service during the USO's 2011 holiday tour show in Bahgram, Afghanistan, Dec. 16,  2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen.. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrives at International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Afghanistan, Dec. 17,  2011.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, meets with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, at ISAF headquarters in Afghanistan, Dec. 17,  2011.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force  walks with U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife at ISAF headquarters in Afghanistan, Dec. 17,  2011.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, meets with Afghanistan Minister of Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak in Afghanistan, Dec. 17, 2011. Dempsey is on a USO tour, visting with troops and meeting with defense leaders.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with International Security Assistance Force service members before he departs Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17,  2011.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen