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03/31/2012

PELELIU RE-UP

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta re-enlists sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012. Panetta visited Marines and sailors of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Force, who are embarked aboard the ship, which is operating off the coast of California. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

03/30/2012

PIPED ABOARD

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is piped aboard the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, March 30, 2012. Panetta visited several areas on board the ship as well as also viewing flight operations on deck. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo

03/30/2012

LANDING SEQUENCE

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives instructions on the landing sequence while viewing the flight deck on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo

03/30/2012

SHIP ADDRESS

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, March 30, 2012. The secretary visited several areas on board the ship as well as also viewing flight operations on deck. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo

03/30/2012

MEDAL HONOR

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pins a medal to a sailor's uniform during his visit to the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, March 30, 2012. The secretary visited several areas on board the ship as well as also viewing flight operations on deck. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo

03/30/2012

BRIDGE VISIT

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits sailors on the bridge of the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, March 30, 2012. The secretary visited several areas on board the ship as well as also viewing flight operations on deck. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo

03/30/2012

SAFE LANDING

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta watches as an AV-8B lands on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, March 30, 2012. The secretary visited several areas on board the ship as well as also viewing flight operations on deck. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo

03/30/2012

THUMBS UP

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gives the thumbs up during his launch sequence of an AV-8B Harrier Jet on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012. Panetta visited Marines and sailors of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Force, who are embarked aboard the ship, which is operating off the coast of California. The secretary visited several areas on board the ship as well as also viewing flight operations on deck. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo

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