Week in Photos 11/10 - 11/16

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Travis M. Barnes provides close-air support over Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 8, 2012. Barnes is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joe Shilen operates an M88A2 Hercules armored recovery vehicle to lift the engine into an M1A1 Abrams tank on Combat Outpost Shir Gazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 4, 2012. Shilen, a mechanic, is assigned to Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dennis Martin
  • The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, move from trail position into diamond formation during Aviation Nation 2012 over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11, 2012. Aviation Nation celebrates 71 years of airpower in Las Vegas and the Air Force's accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
  • Soldiers watch troop movements during Green Flag-West 13-2 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012. The soldiers, assigned to the 1st Brigade, Fort Carson, Colo., took part in a three week pre-deployment training exercise. U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
  • A Navajo code talker veteran watches the opening ceremony for the 93rd anniversary of the Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard
  • A New York crowd waves flags and cheers for Marines as they marched in the annual Veterans Day parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2012. Since Nov. 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and international visitors in the nation's largest city to honor those who have served. The Marines are assigned to the 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard
  • Navy Seaman Recruit Michael Torres, left, has his face painted to help camouflage him during a field training exercise on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012. The Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 provides logistical over-the-shore support for amphibious forces and maritime force operations, including ship-to-shore transportation of combat cargo, bulk fuel and water, and tactical camp operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Votaw
  • Children watch U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta tour the Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Nov. 16, 2012. The temple adopts 10 to 15 orphans a year and raises them. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo