SECDEF Arrives Aboard USS Enterprise


Story Number: NNS120121-04Release Date: 1/21/2012 1:55:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Kristin L. Grover, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Public Affairs

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta arrived aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) today to visit the Navy's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier while the ship was underway in the Atlantic Ocean.

The visit marks Panetta's first time aboard an aircraft carrier as Secretary of Defense.

During his time onboard, Panetta is scheduled to visit several of the 50-year-old carrier's work centers, dine with Sailors and address the crew during an All Hands Call scheduled to be held in the ship's hangar bay.

Panetta is also scheduled to re-enlist and present awards to members of the Enterprise crew.

Enterprise is currently underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for her 22nd and final scheduled deployment.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy .

For more news from USS Enterprise (CVN 65), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn65/.

 
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Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Leon Panetta speaks to the crew during lunch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
120121-N-FI736-150 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2012) Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Leon Panetta speaks to the crew during lunch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise while preparing for its 22nd and final deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman)
January 21, 2012
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