Panetta Addresses Troops on Fort Benning, Ga.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Gen. Robert Brown, center, greets Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta as he arrives for a visit with troops on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. Panetta later addressed the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during a town hall meeting. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • A sculpture of a soldier leading the way stands above the ornate entrance to the National Infantry Museum, located near Fort Benning, Ga. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visited with troops on the base, May 4, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta receives a tour of the National Infantry Museum, near Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta takes a look through the scope as he sits in a tank simulator during a visit to the Clarke Simulation Center on Fort Benning, Ga.,  May 4, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta emerges from a tank simulator during a visit to the Clarke Simulation Center on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Soldiers in basic training run through an obstacle course as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits troops on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Soldiers in basic training run through an obstacle course as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits troops on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Soldiers in basic training run through an obstacle course as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta visits troops on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • An Army recruit in basic training claws through the dirt as he runs an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta watches as soldiers in basic training run an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Army recruits in basic training deliver a call shortly after running an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with soldiers in basic training shortly after they ran through an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • An Army recruit listens as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with troops on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta embraces U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop of Georgia before delivering a speech to troops on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks with U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop of Georgia during a visit to Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during a town hall meeting on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. Panetta urged the service members to always display the strongest character, the greatest discipline and the utmost integrity in everything they do. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division during a town hall meeting on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Service members of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division listen as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses them during a town hall meeting on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett