Panetta Visits Coalition Troops in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses nearly 200 U.S., Afghan and coalition troops during a town hall meeting on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. Panetta addressed nearly 200 U.S., Afghan and coalition service members during his visit, thanking them for their sacrifices during combat operations in Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael Cifuentes
  • U.S. Marines attend an all-hands call with Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Timothy Guy Jr. asks U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta a question about the future of the U.S. military presence overseas during a town hall meeting on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. Guy is assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group, Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael Cifuentes
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks to U.S., Afghan and coalition troops during a town hall meeting on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik
  • U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers attend an all-hands call with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Afghan soldiers listen via translators to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's speech at a town hall meeting on Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael Cifuentes
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, talks with Helmand provincial officials on  Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta exits his V-22 Osprey on his way to address the 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion during his visit to Combat Outpost Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 14, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta discusses operations with U.S. Marine Corps Col. John Shafer during his visit to Combat Outpost Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 14, 2012. Shafer is the commanding officer of Regimental Combat Team 6.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, greets Capt. Paata Nakani, 31st Georgian Light Infantry Battalion commander, during his visit to Combat Outpost Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 14, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy Lenzo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, meets Georgian troops on Combat Outpost Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 14, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, right, talks to U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, Regional Command Southwest commanding general, on Combat Outpost Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 14, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses Georgian soldiers deployed to Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012.  DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  •  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses Georgian soldiers deployed to Forward Operating Base Shukvani, Afghanistan, March 14, 2012.  DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley