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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta

Meeting with Troops, Officials in Texas
January 2012
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Military Faces Transition, Panetta Says

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 - The military is at a moment of transition brought about by the service and sacrifices of a generation of service members, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told military members at Fort Bliss, Texas. Story

Secretary Teaches High School Class

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 13, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta taught a history class and talked about public service with students at John L. Chapin High School in El Paso, Texas, as part his visit to nearby Fort Bliss. Story

Panetta Thanks Fort Bliss Neighbors

EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 13, 2012 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta thanked the residents of El Paso, Texas, which borders Fort Bliss, for the continued support of service members in their local community. Story

Secretary: Military Will Be Smaller, More Agile, Deployable

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan. 12, 2012 - To accomplish the new mission sets for the 21st century, the United States needs a smaller, quicker, more agile military, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. Story

U.S. Army to Pull 2 European Brigades

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, Jan. 12, 2012 - In an interview on his way to Fort Bliss, Texas, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that the Army will withdraw two brigade combat teams from Europe, while retaining a strong presence in the region via rotational units. Story

About the Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Edward PanettaLeon Edward Panetta was sworn in as the 23rd defense secretary on July 1, 2011. In the course of his duties, the secretary will travel throughout the world visiting U.S. military forces in deployed locations and meeting with defense counterparts in allied and partner nations. Biography

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Panetta Visits Troops on Fort Bliss, Texas

Panetta Visits Troops on Fort Bliss, Texas

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