|Panetta talks future of the force with troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan|
117th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (Hawaii)
Story by Sgt. Ashley Curtis
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Dec. 15, 2012) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited Kandahar Airfield Dec. 13, to discuss progress in the war in Afghanistan, the challenges the Defense Department faces and what changes service members can expect for the future of their careers in the military.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives at Kandahar Airfield greeted by Regional Command South Commander Major General Robert "Abe" Abrams. (Produced by Staff Sgt. Wendalynn Young)
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta walks with Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams (right), Third Infantry Division and Regional Command (South) commanding general, and Command. Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, Third Infantry Division and Regional Command (South) command sergeant major, at region’s headquarters on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012. Panetta visited the region to meet with commanders and talk to their troops. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Curtis)