Week in Photos 12/1 - 12-7

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddaeus Hendershot, left, conducts a pre-mission brief at Forward Operating Base Farah before departing to meet with the chief justice of Farah province in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Ronnie Mojzis, right, says goodbye to construction workers who helped construct the new Bakwa district center in western Afghanistan after assessing their construction efforts, Nov. 27, 2012. The teams mission is to train, advise, and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district, and provincial levels in Farah province. 
 U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Paris, a coalition force military working dog, stands in a tactical vehicle during a patrol stop in Afghanistan's Farah province, Nov. 24, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. soldiers conduct a patrol during a combat operation in Kotub Khel, near Combat Outpost McClain in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province, Nov. 26, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Calvary Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexandra Campo
  • Members of the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard walk their horses down 7th street in the Victorville Christmas parade in Barstow, Calif., Dec. 1, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Norman Eckles
  • Air Force Airman’s Attic volunteers help parents find toys during the 9th annual toy distribution on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 29, 2012. More than 6,000 toys, collected by donations made throughout the year, were distributed to active-military families in need of assistance during the holidays.  U.S. Air Force photo by Randy Gon
  • Navy Airman Jay Abraham cleans the canopy of an EA-6B Prowler on the flight deck aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 25, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Abraham is assigned to the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron 140.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathanael Miller
  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Fitzpatrick stands watch at a .50-caliber machine gun mount aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush before its departure from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., Dec. 1, 2012, to conduct sea trials. Fitzpatrick is an aviation ordnanceman. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Leonard Adams Jr.
  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Job David Santiago frosts a cake aboard the USS Jason Dunham on Thanksgiving in the Arabian Sea, Nov. 22, 2012. The Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Deven B. King
  • Service members stand at parade rest next to flag-draped transfer cases during the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Arrival Ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 30, 2012, in honor of fallen U.S. personnel whose identities remain unknown. 
 DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Members of the Naval Medical Center San Diego wheelchair basketball team, Wolfpack, do pace drills during a team practice in San Diego, Dec. 1, 2012. Made up of 13 military and civilian members, Wolfpack is one of 10 teams in the West Coast Conference of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association with a record of 8-2.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner