Week in Photos 11/24 - 11/30

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Flashes of lighting are seen over the horizon as the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower operates in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Nov. 19, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Allen loads his M249 squad automatic weapon during a live-fire training exercise to confirm his distance target setting aboard the USS Iwo Jima, Nov. 25, 2012. He is assigned to Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tucker S. Wolf
  • Marines radio an inbound MV-22 Osprey during a field training exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 17, 2012. The Marines are assigned to the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Caleb McDonald
  • U.S. Marines play side by side with Japan Self-Defense Force bands during the 2012 Japan Self-Defense Force Marching Festival at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Nov. 17, 2012. The Marines are assigned to the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Band.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry
  • U.S. soldiers reaffirm their oath during the 5th Signal Command's Operation Solemn Promise commemoration event, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany. 
 U.S. Army photo by Karl Weisel
  • An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter carries stores from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply to the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis as the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay steams alongside during a replenishment at sea in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 24, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate
  • U.S. Army Capt. Peggy Hu, Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs officer, speaks with a local child during a routine patrol in the Zabul Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 21, 2012. 
 U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Patrice Clarke
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jefferson Mason, left, serves Thanksgiving dinner to a soldier on Joint Combat Outpost Mushan, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2012. Mason commands the 2nd Infantry Division's 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Estrada, right, and Spc. Devont Perkins patrol a local shopping area during a key leader meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, which trains, advises and assists Afghan government leaders in Farah province.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Julie Steward examines a bag of potatoes before crews load it into a vehicle during the Thanksgiving basket giveaway at the Food Care Center in Kileen, Texas, Nov. 20, 2012. Steward is assigned to the 79th Ordnance Battalion.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David House
  • U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), land at Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2012. HMLA-169 conducted Operation Aero Hunter in Southern Helmand.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo