Week in Photos 4/05 - 4/12

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Pablo Perez provides security during training to counter improvised explosive devices on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3, 2013. Perez, a rifleman, is assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline
  • U.S. soldiers watch from the rear ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter while flying over the mountains in the Khas Uruzgan district of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, March 16, 2013. The soldiers are crew chiefs, who along with Afghan commandos, provided security for a government-led shura, or meeting. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick
  • Coalition forces provide security and attend a meeting in a village in the Khas Uruzgan district of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, March 16, 2013. The gathering drew more than 2,000 residents of the Siya Boghal village, including tribal leaders, religious leaders, youth and women. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Wes Conroy
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Justin R. Pereira, right, and Laika 5, a military working dog trained to detect tactical explosives, provide security as Afghan border police break ground on a new checkpoint in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, March 25, 2013. Pereira and Laika 5 are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Dionicio Montano, left, uses his binoculars to scan a ridge while providing security for a shura at the Marawara District Center in Afghanistan's Kunar province, March 20, 2013. Montano is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Integration Detachment Team Hawk, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Hallgarth
  • U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Laura Cook, left, talks with Ahmad Jawid Ghafoori, hospital anesthesiologist, during a meeting at Farah City Hospital in Afghanistan's Farah province, March 26, 2013. Cook, a physician assistant, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • A U.S. Marine assigned to a Special Operations team fires an M240B machine gun during night training in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 28, 2013. Team members are deployed in Helmand province to train and mentor Afghan security forces. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Army Pfc. Travis Williams aims his M320 grenade launcher during a training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., March 24, 2013. Williams, a grenadier, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Company D, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • The Navy celebrates 120 years of the chief petty officer rank during a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington. D.C., April 1, 2013. Chiefs have been charged with leading sailors since the creation of the rank in 1893. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Todd Frantom