Week in Photos 10/20 - 10/26

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A coalition force member sits in his vehicle before conducting village stability operations in Khak-E-Safed, Farah province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2012. Afghan National Security Forces have been taking the lead in security operations, with coalition forces as mentors.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Marine Corps Maj. Isaiah Martinez directs Marine Corps Capt. Wynndee Young to assault the enemy after recieving direct fire during a foot patrol exercise at the Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, N.C., Oct. 18, 2012. The Marines are members of a Security Force Assistance Adviser Team preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bobby Colliton looks out of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter after performing combat survival training during exercise Pacific Thunder 2012 near Osan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 15, 2012. Colliton, a survival evasion resistance and escape specialist, is assigned to the 18th Operation Support Squadron and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Csurilla
  • Army privates negotiate the "Victory Tower," a military obstacle course designed to build confidence in new recruits on Fort Jackson, S.C., Oct. 25, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Navy aircraft fly in formation over the USS Enterprise during an air power demonstration in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct. 23, 2012. The Enterprise is completing its final deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jared King
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class James Lovett stands in formation during an award ceremony hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno on Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., Oct. 26, 2012. Lovett received a Joint Service Commendation medal with V device for valor during combat operations in Afghanistan.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • U.S. Navy crew members transfer stores from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply, right, to the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham during a replenishment at sea in the U.S. 5th Area of Responsibility, Oct. 13, 2012. The Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Deven B. King
  • Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band perform during Naval Medical Center San Diego's appreciation day for the hospital's staff, patients and families in San Diego, Oct. 20, 2012. The Gary Sinise Foundation hosted the event, which featured a performance by the band Stolen Silver, a barbecue lunch, appearances by the Cirque du Soleil Street Team, and special guests from the television show "CSI: NY."  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean P. Lenahan
  • Army Spc. Darius Radmanesh kisses his wife, Kelsey, goodbye as his bloodhound, Benelli, watches minutes before a final farewell formation at Max R. Stover Army Reserve Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 22, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood