Panetta Visits Troops on Fort Bliss, Texas

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, second from right,  as he arrives on Fort Bliss to visit troops and local dignitaries during a two-day stop near El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. Pittard is the commanding general of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, commanding general of the 1st Armored Division, leads Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta into the hangar to address troops on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta smiles during his introduction before he speaks to several hundred troops on Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. SMILING SECRETARY
  • Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, commanding general of the 1st Armored Division, introduces Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses troops on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A soldier asks a question during a town hall meeting with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Troops look on as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Framed between flags on stage, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta smiles as he visits troops on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A child of a service member looks on as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks on Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to troops on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012 DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Troops and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, second from left, applaud as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta holds a town hall meeting during a trip to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A soldier asks a question of Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A military couple holds hands as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks to troops on  Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Soldiers look on as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta chats with an Army officer as he walks through a hallway towards a press conference on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas answer questions from the press during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses reporters during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas answer questions from the press during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, answers questions during a press briefing with U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas on Fort Bliss during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes answer questions from the press during a visit to El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses with one of more than 500 troops on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses with the band during a visit with troops on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Military hardware and the mountain range of the Texas-Mexico border serves as a backdrop to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's visit with troops on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with troops and civilian workers while visiting Joint Task Force North on Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, Jan. 13, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with senior officers of Joint Task Force North on Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, Jan.13, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett