Panetta Visits with Troops in Kuwait, Leaders in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops, wishing them happy holidays and thanking them for their service, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops, wishing them happy holidays and thanking them for their service, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops, wishing them happy holidays and thanking them for their service, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops, wishing them happy holidays and thanking them for their service, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops, wishing them happy holidays and thanking them for their service, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta hugs U.S. Air Force Airman Anderos after she dropped the coin Panetta presented her with at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta laughs with U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rivera after presenting him with a coin at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta waves goodbye to troops at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 12, 2012. Panetta visited with the troops to wish them happy holidays and thank them for their service. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, talks with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham, center, and U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, upon his arrival in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, talks with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, right, while flying over Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, talks with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, right, while flying over Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, walks with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, after landing at ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2012. 
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo