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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