Week in Photos 3/2-3/8

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. David Romero, right, points out an enemy position to U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kody King during Operation Bullseye in Kajaki in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 27, 2013. Romero, a combined anti-armor team section leader, and King, a machine gunner, are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kowshon Ye
  • U.S Army Sgt. 1st Class Freddy Bloom directs a patrol through the city of Chorah, Afghanistan, Feb. 23, 2013. The team was en route to Forward Operating Base Mirwais after mentoring local police officers at Afghan police district headquarters. Bloom is a member of a Security Force Assistance Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick
  • 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
  • U.S. Marines provide security to support Operation Dynamic Partnership in the village of Shurakay in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Feb. 18, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • Giant parachutes descend onto Fort Bragg’s Sicily Drop Zone after conveying Humvees and other heavy equipment to the ground during a mass-tactical airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army medical personnel offload a simulated injured soldier from a HH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during aeromedical evacuation training on Fort Polk, La., Feb. 23, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.
  • Artillerymen set up a center to give direction to field howitzers after transporting them with parachutes onto a drop zone during a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie replenishes the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the U.S. 5the Fleet area of responsibility, March 3, 2013. The Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, supports maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Duran
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon observes a drop zone from the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft after deploying a light payload above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. Alarcon, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. The C-130 aircrews demonstrated their airlift capabilities during a readiness week.  U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tarwon Koah challenges patients from the Likas Hospital's cancer unit to a hula-hoop contest in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, March 1, 2013. The U.S. sailors volunteered while in port to entertain children in the child cancer and blood transfusion wards, reading, playing games, music and dancing. Koah is assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corey Hensley