Week in Photos 10/13 - 10/19

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Isaac Gomez provides security as engineers conduct a quality assurance check at Narang Girls School in Afghanistan's Kunar province, Oct. 13, 2012. Gomez is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Marasky  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Marasky
  • U.S. Army Cpl. B.J. Buie, front, digs an area to place a machine gun during Operation Southern Fist in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Sept. 29, 2012. Bluie, an infantryman, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie
  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Joseph Dallas, right, gives toys to Afghan children during Operation Southern Fist in Obezhan Kalay village in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Sept. 30, 2012. Dallas, a senior enlisted advisor, is assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alec Wines, left, and Philippine army Pfc. Jaymancio Pablo clean an M777 howitzer after it was fired during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013 on Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City, Neuva Ecija, Philippines, Oct. 10, 2012. Wines is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Allen takes cover during a simulated ambush on Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 10, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth Robinson
  • Troops board a C-130J Hercules aircraft to support a field exercise at Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Oct. 11, 2012. The exercise prepares and educates service members in a simulated combat environment.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad
  • An Army paratrooper prepares to jump from a C-17 Globermaster III during an exercise using Air Force aircraft to drop troops and cargo on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 11, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller
  • U.S. soldiers dismount their Stryker combat vehicle to perform security checks during Saber Junction 2012 at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 13, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
  • U.S. sailors exercise on the flight deck of the USS Benfold at night in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 10, 2012. The Benfold is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Jayme Pastoric
  • Flames explode behind the Navy Blue Angels' F/A-18 Hornets during the night portion of the 2012 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 13, 2012. The wall of fire is the last event of the evening air show.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Rebecca Eller