Bidens Visit Iraq for Fourth Festivities

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Vice President Joe Biden, guest speaker for U.S. Forces Iraq, addresses troops about to become U.S. citizens during a naturalization cereony on Camp Victory in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, U.S. Forces Iraq commanding general, expresses his gratitude to troops about to become American citizens during a naturalization ceremony on Camp Victory in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. During the ceremony, the 17th of its kind in Iraq, 156 troops became U.S. citizens. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commanding general of U.S. Forces Iraq, gives U.S. Army Pfc. Andrey Kadatko a coin during a naturalization ceremony on Camp Victory in Baghdad July 4, 2010. Kadatko, assigned to 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade. Kadatko, is originally from Russia. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Ferney Bonilla shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden shortly after becoming a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony on Camp Victory in Baghdad,
July 4, 2010. Bonilla, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, is originally from Colombia. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen
  • U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commanding general of U.S. Forces Iraq, gives U.S. Army Sgt. Mawuli Dogbatse a coin during a naturalization ceremony on Camp Victory in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. Dogbatse, assigned to 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, is originally from Ghana. He met Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, during the celebration. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen
  • Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, congratulate a U.S. Army 
soldier after a naturalization ceremony on Camp Victory in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen
  • U.S. troops from all over Iraq say the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time as U.S. citizens on Camp Victory in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, cuts a cake as U.S. Army Col. John Norris watches on Camp Liberty in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. Norris, a commander, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Luisito Brooks
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, shakes hands with a U.S. Army soldier from the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team during a visit with the troops at a barbecue on Camp Liberty in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Luisito Brooks
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, shakes hands with U.S. Army Spc. Nicole Reyna during a barbecue on Camp Liberty in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. Reyna, a supply specialist, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Luisito Brooks
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, meets with U.S. Army soldiers during a barbecue on Camp Liberty in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Luisito Brooks
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jed Glover explains some of the features of the Stryker combat vehicle to Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, during a visit on Camp Liberty in Baghdad, July 4, 2010. Glover, a vehicle commander, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Headquarters Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Luisito Brooks
  • During a Fourth of July visit to U.S. troops in Iraq, Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks with U.S. Army Col. John Norris, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and Capt. Gabriela Niess, the brigade non-lethal planner, on Camp Liberty, Baghdad, July 4, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bryce Dubee