Panetta Helps Kick Off Army-Navy Pre-game Festivities

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets the U.S. Military Academy cheerleaders and band members during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012. Each year before the historic Army-Navy football game, which is set for Dec. 8, 2012, the Navy and Army pep squads conduct a rally at the Pentagon and visit the offices of senior Defense Department leaders.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets the U.S. Military Academy cheerleaders and band during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012. Each year before the historic Army-Navy football game, which is set for Dec. 8, 2012, the Navy and Army pep squads conduct a rally at the Pentagon and visit the offices of senior Defense Department leaders.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses with the U.S. Military Academy's mascot, the Army mule, during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012, the day before the annual Army-Navy football game.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses for photos with U.S. Military Academy cheerleaders and band members during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012. Each year before the historic Army-Navy football game, which is set for Dec. 8, 2012, the Navy and Army pep squads conduct a rally at the Pentagon and visit the offices of senior Defense Department leaders.  DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen cheerleaders and band during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 6, 2012. Each year before the historic Army-Navy football game, which is set for Dec. 8, 2012, the Navy and Army pep squads conduct a rally at the Pentagon and visit the offices of senior Defense Department leaders. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses for photos with the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen cheerleaders and band during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 6, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen cheerleaders and band during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 6, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses for a photo with Bill the Goat, the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen mascot, during a pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 6, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • The West Point Band, cheerleaders, and mascot participate in parading through the hallways before the 2nd annual Army pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012. 
 U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Soldiers and U.S. Military Academy Cadets cheer during the 2nd annual Army pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno holds two little boys in hallways during the 2nd annual Army pep rally held in the halls of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Superhero, "THE A MAN", rides a horse during his introduction at the 2nd annual Army pep rally in the courtyard of the Pentagon, Dec. 7, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade