Panetta Visits USS Enterprise in Atlantic Ocean

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrives aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012, as the Enterprise continues preparing for its 22nd and final deployment. The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is conducting a composite training unit exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael L. Croft Jr.
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrives on the USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is conducting a composite training unit exercise. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks with Navy Capt. William C. Hamilton Jr., the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, upon arrival in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with Navy Rear Adm. Dennis E. FitzPatrick, commander of Strike Force Training Atlantic, upon arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets sailors upon arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets sailors upon arrival aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to the crew during lunch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Clark during lunch on the mess decks aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. Clark is a damage controlman. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to pilots during flight operations aboard the the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Navy Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter, commander of Carrier Strike Group 12, and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta watch flight operations aboard the the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to landing signal officers during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to the commanding officers of Carrier Air Wing 1 during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. The officers are vice pilots assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 211. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Navy Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr., commander of Carrier Strike Group 12, watch flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Navy Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr., commander of Carrier Strike Group 12, introduces Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during an all-hands call aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gives a speech in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gives his personal coin to  a sailor in the hangar bay of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta re-enlists 21 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Randy J. Savarese
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta listens to a brief on the functions of the combat direction center during a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael L. Croft Jr.
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses officers in the wardroom of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Pittman
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Navy Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr., commander of Carrier Strike Group, aboard USS Enterprise in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 21, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley