Panetta Visits Maryland Naval Base

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, of Maryland, right, greets Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta upon his arrival at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan.  20, 2012. Panetta and Hoyer toured F-35 Joint Strike Fighter facilities at the base, where the aircraft is in testing.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Marine Corps Lt. Col. Fred "Tinman" Schenk, right, explains the Joint Strike Fighter manned flight simulator to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the secretary's visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, and U.S. Rep. Steny  H. Hoyer, of Maryland, second from left, tour the Advanced Systems Integration Laboratory on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, of Maryland, tour the Aircraft Prototype Facility at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, of Maryland, tour the Maritime Technology Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland tour the Maritime Technology Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, and U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, of Maryland, tour the Maritime Technology Center at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to military members and civilian workers at the Joint Strike Fighter hanger on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to military members and civilian workers at the Joint Strike Fighter hanger on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to members of the Italian military at the Joint Strike Fighter hanger at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Navy Capt. Erik "Rock" Etz shows the cockpit of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who was visiting Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Navy Capt. Erik "Rock" Etz shows the cockpit of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who was visiting Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, of Maryland, tour the Maritime Technology Center on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Navy Capt. Erik "Rock" Etz  briefs Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter during the secretary's visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Navy Capt. Erik "Rock" Etz briefs Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter during the secretary's visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Navy Capt. Erik "Rock" Etz briefs Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta as the secretary asks a question during a briefing on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter during a visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Jan. 20, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo