Panetta, Carter Help Kick Off Army-Navy Pre-game Festivities

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets the Navy pep squad outside his office in the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2011. Each year before the historic game, the Navy and Army pep squads conduct a rally at the Pentagon and  visit the offices of senior Defense Department leaders.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter speak with cheerleaders during the Navy pep rally at the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2011.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives a hug from Bill the Goat during the Navy pep rally in the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2011.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Navy cheerleaders march down the hallway of outside Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's office in the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2011.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Members of the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Public Affairs Press Operations show their pre-game spirit and rivalry at the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2011.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter greets members of the Army pep squad during a pep rally outside his office in the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2011.  DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno participates in the Army pep rally at the Pentagon, D.C., Dec. 9, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William Troy, Director of Army Staff, rides a mule during the Army pep rally at the Pentagon, D.C., Dec. 9, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade