Panetta, Leaders Attend Marine Corps Aviation Centennial Observance

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos escorts Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shortly before the beginning of the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. Amos hosted the event.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the base of the Marine Corps War Memorial during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012.  DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta returns to his seat after a wreath-laying ceremony at the base of the Marine Corps War Memorial during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta returns to his seat after a wreath-laying ceremony at the base of the Marine Corps War Memorial during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Marines pass in review before Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Marine Corps aircraft do a flyover during an observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, visits with Marine Corps Col. Paul Montanus, left, and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, shortly before he delivers remarks during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, applauds the performance of the Marine Corps Band during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Colors are placed shortly before Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lays his hand over his heart rendering honors as colors are placed during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD Photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta walks from the lectern after delivering remarks during the observance of the Marine Corps Aviation Centennial in Arlington, Va., May 16, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett