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November 2011
Hail and Farewell Ceremony of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta invited Bob and Barbara Zielinski, Directors of MMC, to attend an Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in honor of Admiral Michael Mullen, the Seventeenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and an Armed Forces Hail in honor of General Martin Dempsey, the Eighteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Fort Myer VA. The President of the United States spoke and presided over the ceremony, which was attended by the Vice President and Joint Chiefs. We were surprised when the President opened the ceremonies with the announcement of the death of Anwar al-Awlaki. The morning was filled with parades by all five Military branch’s honor guard and performances by all five bands. Mrs. Deborah Mullen was also honored for her service to Military families. You may remember that Mrs. Mullen was one of the judges that selected Marriage Management for the Newman’s Own award. Admiral and Mrs. Mullen held a reception following the ceremonies and we enjoyed good food and the company of many friends and officials.

At the request of the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Directors of MMC also attended his first official duty, a ceremony where General Dempsey took the oath of office from the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia, USMC, at the Fort Myers Officers Club.

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