Week in Photos 1/26 - 2/1

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers and Afghan border police hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Jan. 21, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
  • U.S. troops and employees of the Farah Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after a meeting in Lash-e Juwayn in Afghanistan's Farah province, Jan. 24, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • An MV-22 Osprey prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS George H.W. Bush, which is conducting training and carrier qualifications, in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 27, 2013. The Osprey is assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Walter
  • An MV-22 Osprey prepares for takeoff for a night low-altitude training mission on Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Philippines, Jan. 24, 2013. The crew, which is conducting day and night low-altitude training, is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Jeanscott Dodd
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jared Donnell, left, and U.S. Army Pfc. Shelby Coldiron examine a dog at the veterinary treatment facility on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 24, 2013. Donnell and Coldiron, animal care specialists, are assigned to Public Health Command District Western Pacific. The veterinary facility, responsible for the health of Andersen’s military working dogs and Defense Department's working animals, also provides care to privately owned pets.  U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham
  • A search and rescue team aboard the USS Harry S. Truman launches a rigid hull inflatable boat during a man-overboard drill in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 29, 2013. The Truman is conducting a composite training unit exercise to prepare for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rob Aylward
  • A paratrooper descends to a drop zone using the Army’s new T-11 parachute system on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013. The paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. The square canopy has nearly a third more surface area than that of the T-10D parachute that it replaces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A Marine Corps M1A1 Abrams tank provides suppressive fire against simulated insurgents during day 18 of the Integrated Training Exercise 13-1 on Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013. Marines take the training before deploying. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards
  • Marines present the colors in temperatures with a sub-zero wind chill on the frozen surface of a lake during the opening ceremony for the Grand Rapids Pond Hockey Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 25, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Recruiting Station Lansing, Recruiting Substations Grand Rapids North and South. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kevin Maynard
  • Several hundred service members and their families assigned to bases throughout Hawaii walk onto the field during the 2013 Pro Bowl halftime show at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Jan. 27, 2013. The NFL game honored service members and their families.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • Soldiers say their final goodbyes during a farewell ceremony on McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Jan. 26, 2013. The soldiers, assigned to the South Carolina Army National Guard, will head to Fort Hood, Texas, to train before deploying to Afghanistan.  National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jorge Intriago