Panetta Visits Crew of USS John C. Stennis

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is piped aboard the USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to deploy at end of the month to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Navy Captain Ron Reis, left, commanding officer of the USS John C. Stennis, Vice Adm. Allen Meyers, center, commander of Naval Air Forces, and Rear Adm. Lower Half Charles Gaouette, right, commander of Strike Group 3, aboard the aircraft carrier in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta signs the guestbook in the commanding officer's cabin aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with officers and chiefs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012.
 DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with officers and chiefs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta takes questions from officers and chiefs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with officers and chiefs aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to spouses of sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks to U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta greets sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta talks to petty officers during lunch aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with local reporters aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with local reporters aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, tours the USS John C. Stennis with Navy Captain Ron Reis, the aircraft carrier's commanding officer, in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta departs the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Aug. 22, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo