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Dempsey Visits Israel During Exercise Austere Challenge

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Israeli Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of general staff of defense forces, talk aboard a UH-60 helicopter and en route to Israeli defense forces installations participating in the Austere Challenge exercise, Oct. 30, 2012.  Austere Challenge 2012 is a bilateral air-defense exercise between the U.S. and Israel involving more than 3,500 U.S. personnel in Israel and Europe and about 1,000 Israel defense forces members. DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Israeli Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of general staff of defense forces, center left, briefs U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about aspects of the Iron Dome at a military installation in Israel, Oct. 30, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses service members participating in Austere Challenge 2012 at a military installation in Israel, Oct. 30, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with Israeli soldiers participating in Austere Challenge 2012 at a military installation in Israel, Oct. 30, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • American and Israeli soldiers work together during Austere Challenge 2012 at a military installation in Israel, Oct. 30, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, travels aboard a UH-60 helicopter en route to an Israeli Defense Forces installation, Oct. 30, 2012.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro, and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, view a drawing with Israeli defense forces members during a visit to Mt. Hermon, Israel, Oct. 30, 2012.
 DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of general staff of defense forces, look toward Syria while visiting Mt. Hermon, Israel, the country’s highest point, Oct. 30, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of general staff of defense forces, look toward Syria while visiting Mt. Hermon, Israel, the country’s highest point, Oct. 30, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deanie, thank Israeli personnel who assisted in their visit in Tel Aviv, Oct. 30, 2012.   DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen