Panetta Visits Kyrgyzstan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta waves before boarding an Air Force E-4B National Airborne Operations Center on Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, Md., March 12, 2012, en route to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, for counterpart and troops visits in the country. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gets a briefing from Jeremy B. Bash, left, chief of staff, and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, senior military assistant, on the developing situation in Afghanistan on a Air Force E-4B National Airborne Operations Center en route to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, March 12, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gets a briefing from Jeremy B. Bash, left, chief of staff, and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, senior military assistant, on the developing situation in Afghanistan on a Air Force E-4B National Airborne Operations Center en route to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, March 12, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with U.S. Air Force Col. James Jacobson, and David McCormick, U.S. Embassy acting deputy chief of mission, after arriving on Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, March 13, 2012. Panetta is scheduled to meet with counterparts and troops during his visit in the country. Jacobson is commander, 376th Air Expeditionary Wing. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, and David McCormick, U.S. Embassy acting deputy chief of mission, met with Kyrgyz defense leaders in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, March 13, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with Busurmankul Tabaidiev, secretary of Kyrgystan defense council in Bishkek, Kyrgystan, March 13, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Kyrgyz Defense Minister Taalaibek Omuraliev, left, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, and Busurmankul Tabaidiev, secretary of Kyrgystan defense council, pose for photos after a counterpart meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, March 13, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shares a laugh with U.S. Air Force Maj. Brian Miller, left, Capt. Holly Gebert, center, and Capt. Kay Stern, right, during a visit to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 14, 2012. Miller, Gebert, and Stern are assigned to the Transit Centers Theater Security Cooperation Division.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks with U.S. soldiers during a visit to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 14, 2012. The Transit Center is the primary aerial and logistics hub supporting international efforts in Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets service members at transiting into or from Afghanistan at the Manas Air Base Transit Center, Kyrgyzstan, March 14, 2012. Panetta met with counterparts and troops during his visit in the country.  DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets service members transiting into or from Afghanistan at the Manas Air Base Transit Center, Kyrgyzstan, March 14, 2012. Panetta met with counterparts and troops during his visit in the country. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley