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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled with the annual USO holiday tour, where he met with troops and thanked them for their service.
Dunford Speaks on Importance of USO Tour
Chairman's USO Tour Visits Afghanistan
“We could not bring you home for Christmas, so we decided to bring a little bit of home to you,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said told service members stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Story
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff led a troupe of USO stars to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to provide entertainment and a little bit of home to deployed service members during the holidays. Story
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford became the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Oct. 1, 2015. Prior to assuming the role of principal military advisor to the president, defense secretary and National Security Council, Dunford was the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps.