Week in Photos 3/23 - 3/30

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Coalition force members fire a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle system on a range during training in the Washer district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, March 23, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Tuck
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Darek Kelsey, right, makes adjustments to an M40A5 sniper rifle at a live fire range on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. Kelsey calibrated his weapon before conducting combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Kelsey is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • A coalition force member maintains security during a patrol with Afghan national police and Afghan national army special forces to escort a district governor in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 17, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • An Afghan national army heavy equipment operator levels the ground during a clearing operation near Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, March 16, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Melissa Anderson examines a patient at the dental clinic on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 6, 2013. Anderson, a dentist, is assigned to the 99th Dental Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam
  • Navy Seaman Vincent Peters shifts colors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as it completes its homeport change from Bremerton, Wash., to San Diego, March 21, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Timothy Schumaker
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Chesty XIII, right, official mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps, stares down his successor, Recruit Chesty, during training on Marine Barracks Washington in Washington, D.C., March 20, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dengrier Baez