Week in Photos 12/15 - 12/21

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A coalition force member talks to a young villager about what to feed cattle during a patrol of Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 15, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Coalition force members receive high fives from children in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Left to right: U.S. Army Pfc. Christopher Moore, U.S. Army Pvt. Jordan Villa, U.S. Army Sgt. John-Paul Gorcyca, and U.S. Army Pfc. Sean Spacek, build a snowman while waiting for a parachute drop of heavy equipment on Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 13, 2012. Moore, Villa, Gorcya, and Spacek are assigned to the 6th Engineer Battalion, Combat, Airborne.  U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Micheal A. Cornelio pays respect after placing a wreath at a grave marker during Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 15, 2012. Cornelio is assigned to Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion on Fort Meade, Md. DOD photo by Sebastian Sciotti Jr.
  • Paris, a coalition force military working dog, shows his gentler side as he interacts with children in a village in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard rehearses for the 2012 National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas Mac Center in Las Vegas, Dec. 11, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Ranney
  • A section of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., shows a fraction of the 110,000 wreaths placed at the graves of fallen service members during Wreaths Across America, Dec. 15, 2012. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Frederick Spivey cleans the inside of a close-in weapons system during routine maintenance aboard the guided-missile cruiser the USS Mobile Bay in the Mina Salman Pier, Bahrain, Dec. 8, 2012. The Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security and support for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Armando Gonzales