Secretary Visits USS Peleliu

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives a briefing on a Landing Craft Air Cushion-class hovercraft before traveling out to visit the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta rides out to the USS Peleliu on a Landing Craft Air Cushion-class hovercraft in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is piped aboard the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, March 30, 2012. Panetta visited several areas on board the ship as well as also viewing flight operations on deck.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta answers a sailor's question on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta re-enlists sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pins a medal to a sailor's uniform during his visit to the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta steers the USS Peleliu while on board in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits sailors on the bridge of the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has lunch with sailors and Marines on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Navy commanders of the medical team on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives instructions on the landing sequence while viewing the flight deck on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gives the thumbs up during his launch sequence of an AV-8B Harrier Jet on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta watches as an AV-8B lands on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Local press interview Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012.  DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with his Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash after landing at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, March 30, 2012. Panetta earlier visited the USS Peleliu.   DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo