Giffords Attends Pentagon Ceremony in her Honor

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2012. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the naming of the U.S. Navy's newest next variant littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords, at a Pentagon ceremony. Giffords was critically wounded in 2011 by a gunman in Tucson, Ariz. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Mark Kelly, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Roxanna Green at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Former U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, sing the national anthem at a  ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announces the naming of the Navy's newest next variant littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords, after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Former U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri speaks at a ceremony annoucning the naming of the Navy's newest next variant littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords, after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, congratulate ship sponsor Roxanna Green at a ceremony announcing the naming of the Navy's newest next variant littoral combat ship, USS Gabrielle Giffords at the Pentagon, Feb. 10, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley