Week in Photos 2/23 - 3/01

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe provides rooftop security during a meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Robinson, center, asks an Afghan police officer and resident about their welfare and related topics during security operations at the Chaparhar district center in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, Feb. 23, 2013. Robinson is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and Provincial Reconstruction Team Nangarhar.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • A coalition force member provides overwatch for the Afghan national army special forces soldiers conducting a satellite patrol while engaging insurgents during a firefight in Herat province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. Coalition force members and Afghan special forces teams conducted satellite patrols from a temporary patrol base to lure insurgents out of hiding. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Army Spc. Michael Jones begins a security sweep after dismounting from his tactical vehicle during a mission in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 18, 2013. Jones is assigned to assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. Thaxal Potter provides rooftop security outside a meeting at the Farah provincial governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 27, 2013. Potter is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Army 2nd Lt. Marin Lohn pulls himself along a rope in an obstacle course during a Ranger assessment course at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center on Fort Benning, Ga., Feb. 16, 2013. Lohn is assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 316th Cavalry Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • A U.S.  sailor signals for the launch of an EA-6B Prowler from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Feb. 28, 2013. The  Stennis is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The sailor is a catapult and arresting gear officer.
 U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Williamson lands after a static line airdrop during Joint Operational Access Exercise 13-02 on Camp Mackall, N.C., Feb. 24, 2013. The exercise is designed to enhance service cohesiveness between Army and Air Force personnel, allowing both services an opportunity to properly execute heavy equipment and troop movement. Williamson is a squad leader assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, Charlie Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Russell
  • Paratroopers prepare to board a C-17 Globemaster aircraft for a mass-tactical airborne training exercise on Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. More than one thousand paratroopers participated in the exercise. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak
  • As seen through a night-vision device, soldiers provide security after conducting a night jump during a tactical exercise as part of Joint Operational Access Exercise 13-04 on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. The exercise is designed to enhance cohesiveness between Army, Air Force and allied personnel, allowing the services an opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adonis Williams
  • Army artillerymen prepare an M119A2 105mm howitzer for operation after parachuting it to a drop zone during a mass-tactical airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. The artillerymen are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod